Lloyd Griffith: ‘Stand-up isn’t quite as easy as going on stage’

Comedians come in all shapes and sizes. Describing himself as “big boned,” Lloyd Griffith signed to Glorious Management just before Christmas and is quickly becoming a big name on the comedy circuit.

Born in Grimsby, Griffith regularly comperes at a number of comedy clubs in London and the south of England. He is also a professional choral singer, often performing with the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St. George’s Chapel – Windsor Castle and others.


Lloyd Griffith is performing at Lincoln's Drill Hall at the start of next month. Photo: Glorious Management

Griffith got into stand-up comedy after a recommendation from his friends. He explained: “Back in 2008/2009, people said I was a funny guy and that I should go on stage.”

He continued: “I studied comedy and how it works. I went to see a lot of performances; it’s not quite as easy as going up on stage.”

Griffith’s routines have been recognised for awards, having been a finalist in the Soho Theatre “Comedian of the Year” award in 2011, as well as being a finalist in the “Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year.” He is also the two-time winner of the “Comedy Café New Act Competition” and he won the “Comedy Store King Gong” in July 2010.

Griffith describes his stand-up comedy as “fun,” as he also incorporates the audience in to his performance. “I ask quite a few questions to people.” He continued: “It’s funny. Everyone has a good time. It’s not edgy or controversial.”

He already has big plans for the future. “I’m going to Edinburgh festival again this year,” he said. “I’m also working on some TV material which is in its early stages.”

Lloyd Griffith is performing alongside Steve Shanyaski and Danny McLoughlin as part of the “Red Herring Comedy Club” at the Lincoln Drill Hall on Thursday, March 1st. Tickets are priced at £9 in advance or £10 0n the day and can be purchased from the Drill Hall.

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