Katie Cariad Lloyd
21 August 1982
Cariad Lloyd (born 21 August 1982) is a British comedian, actress, writer, and podcaster who has been performing since 2007. She was nominated in 2011 for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut solo show, Lady Cariad's Characters. She also won the Edtwinge award for most positively tweeted-about show during the Fringe. She is a member of the improvisational comedy group Austentatious and teaches improv.
Lloyd's father died of pancreatic cancer when she was 15. She studied English literature at the University of Sussex, where she first met her friend and fellow comedian Sara Pascoe. Lloyd worked with Pascoe as a tour guide on open-top buses in London.
Television and radio work
Lloyd has performed in numerous sketches on BBC Comedy Online including Funtime (a Dawson Bros. pilot), The Proposal and Dirty Dancing. She has performed for BBC Radio 4 shows Newsjack, My First Planet, The Now Show and The Guns of Adam Riches.
She wrote and performed in her own comedy pilot for BBC3, The Cariad Show. In May 2014, BBC Radio 4 aired a pilot for The Cariad Radio Show, which was featured on the BBC Comedy of the Week podcast. Since 2014 she has been co-writing and performing in the BBC Radio Wales sketch comedy show Here Be Dragons.
In 2014 Lloyd starred as Holly in the BBC Three comedy pilot Vodka Diaries and as Poppy in the comedy series Give Out Girls on Comedy Central. In 2015 she played Dawn, a warden in a young offenders' institution in the BBC Three comedy series Crims. She was also a series regular, playing several semi-improvised characters on Murder in Successville with Tom Davis.
In May 2015 & 2019, she appeared as a panellist on Have I Got News for You and on QI in November 2015, and January & December 2018. She also appeared in the final series of Peep Show in December as Megan. In 2016 Lloyd appeared as a panellist on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz.
Lloyd has performed in a variety of live shows since 2006, including The Freewheelin' Cariad Lloyd at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012. In 2013, she performed in The 50 Hour Improvathon at Hoxton Hall, and The Freewheelin' Cariad Lloyd at Soho Theatre among others. In 2014 she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with Louise Ford in Cariad and Louise's Character Hour.
Lloyd is a member of the improvisational comedy group Austentatious. In 2014 the show won the Chortle Award for Best Character, Improv or Sketch Act, and two DVDs of one of their live shows have been released by Go Faster Stripe in 2015 and 2018. Other members of the group include Rachel Parris, Amy Cooke-Hodgson and Joseph Morpurgo.
Since 2016 Lloyd has hosted a podcast called ‘Griefcast’ which is a series of downloadable conversations Lloyd has, mostly with fellow comedians, about dealing with the loss of a loved one. It won three awards: ‘Best Entertainment podcast’, ‘Best Interview podcast’ – and ‘Podcast of the Year’ at the 2018 British Podcast awards.
Lloyd has appeared on other comedians' podcasts including Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown in 2012, Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast in 2016 and Do the Right Thing in 2017 
|2012–14||Comedy Feeds||Various/Holly||Episodes: "Dawson Bros. Funtime", "The Cariad Show" and "Vodka Diaries"|
|2014||Give Out Girls||Poppy||Main role|
|2014||Crackanory||Mary Hardacre / Sheila / Tamsin||Live action actor|
|2014||Siblings||Debbie||Episode: "Balcombe Funeral"|
|2014||Toast of London||Lindy Makehouse||Episode: "Buried Alive"|
|2015||The Delivery Man||Alice||Episode: "Truth"|
|2015||Inside No. 9||Gemma||Episode: "Séance Time"|
|2015–17||Murder in Successville||Various||Series regular|
|2015, 2017, 2019||Have I Got News for You||Guest panellist||Episodes: 49.07, 53.05 and 57.05|
|2015||Peep Show||Megan||Series 9|
|2015–18||QI||Panellist||Episodes: "Miscellany", "Making a Meal of It", "Naming Names", "Nature/Nurture", "Noodles", "Organisms", "Objects and Ornaments", "Pubs", "Phenomenal"|
|2015||I Want My Wife Back||Keeley||Series Regular|
|2016||Drunk History: UK||Anne Boleyn|
|2016, 2017||8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown||Panellist||Episodes: 8.03, 11.01 and 14.01|
|2017||Pointless Celebrities||Contestant||Episodes: Aired 10 February 2018|
|2018||Would I Lie to You?||Panellist||Series 11 Episode 7|
|2019||This Time with Alan Partridge||Alice Fluck||Series 1 Episode 1|
- "Cariad Lloyd". IMDb.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
- Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Cariad Lloyd, comedian tour dates : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
- BBC Profiles
- Great British Speakers
- Sawyer, Miranda (28 July 2018). "Cariad Lloyd: 'I wanted to thank the dead people. This only exists because they died'". The Guardian.
- Grainger, Jed (2 April 2017). "Interview: Cariad Lloyd". The Badger.
- Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast - Cariad Lloyd
- BBC Online "Cariad Lloyd The Proposal"
- BBC Online "Dirty Dancing" 2012
- The Independent "Cariad Lloyd The Freewheelin Cariad Lloyd at Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh" 9 August 2012.
- The Independent "Cariad Lloyd Edinburgh Review" 26 August 2011.
- "Hoxton Hall - What's On Current Events - Extempore Theatre presents The sixth annual London 50-hour Improvathon". Web.archive.org. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
- Soho Theatre Performance "Soho- C Lloyd"
- Gigs "Cariad Lloyd – Gigs"
- "Cariad and Louise\'s Character Hour". Broadway Baby. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- Youtube - Chortle Awards 2014
- Chortle - DVDs
- "British Podcast Awards 2018: Cariad Lloyd's Griefcast sweeps the board". Radiotimes.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
- British Comedy Guide - Podcasts
- British Comedy Guide - Podcasts