Lloyd Langford

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Lloyd Langford
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Lloyd Langford hosting Bright Club London in November 2011
Born (1983-08-06) 6 August 1983 (age 33)[1]
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Comedian
Website http://www.lloydlangford.com

Lloyd Langford (born 6 August 1983) is a former Port Talbot blacksmith turned comedian and comedy writer.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Langford was a regular panellist on Ask Rhod Gilbert and has written additional material for TV shows Live at the Apollo, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The King is Dead. He has provided audience warm-up on QI[4] and been a contributor on Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience. He has appeared as a guest on several comedy and panel shows, including Russell Howard's Good News, The Now Show, 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI and The Dog Ate My Homework, and has written for a few other shows.[5] Langford also provided the voice for the character of Elvis in the revamped Fireman Sam.[6][7]

In August 2010 Langford made the move to television when the BBC commissioned eight episodes of Ask Rhod Gilbert following a successful pilot earlier in 2010. The show featured Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies and Langford answering random trivia questions, such as 'Who would win in a race, Usain Bolt or a grizzly bear?', posed by the public and celebrities, with additional celebrity guests on the panel.[8] The show ran for two series.[9]

Langford had been a guest comedian on The Jon Richardson Show. He co-hosted the radio show Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel of Laughs and played Rhod Gilbert's brother on pilot sitcom Rhod Gilbert's Leaving Llanbobl. Currently he sometimes co-hosts Gilbert's weekly show on BBC Radio Wales. He has appeared several times on the BBC Radio comedy panel The Unbelievable Truth and is a co-writer and performer on the BBC Radio Wales sketch show Here Be Dragons[10] The show won the 2014 Sony Award - Bronze for Best Comedy.[11] and he has also penned jokes for Gilbert, Frankie Boyle and Simon Amstell.[7]

Langford occasionally tours as part of comedy collective "GIT" with Dan Atkinson and Jon Richardson[12] and his first solo tour was titled 'Rare Bit', a reference to his Welsh heritage.[2]

In October 2012, along with 463 other players, Langford took part in BBC Radio 5 Live's attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘most players in a continuous 5 a side exhibition match’. This was for BBC Children in Need along with former footballer and TV pundit Robbie Savage and BBC Radio 5 Live travel reporter Lindsey Chapman.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Langford is originally from Baglan, Neath Port Talbot, was born by emergency Caesarean section at Bristol General Hospital, and currently lives in London.[1][14] Langford has a brother who lives in Japan.[15]

He studied film and television at the University of Warwick which he chose as film interested him, he wanted to live somewhere new and didn't want to lock himself into a vocation so early on.[16] He regularly was MC at Warwick Comedy's weekly Sunday night stand-up show.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2004 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year - Won
2008 Chortle Awards Breakthrough act Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abbie Wightwick (2 October 2010). "Welsh funnyman Rhod Gilbert goes on tour with flatmate". Wales online. 
  2. ^ a b "Here Be Dragons: Meet the dragons from the den of new comedy talent". Wales Online. 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Best of the Ed Fest featuring Lloyd Langford, Fin Taylor and Jimmy McGhie". Entertainment Hive. 
  4. ^ Lloyd Langford at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "CV". Lloyd Langford. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Why so funny? - The top 10 Welsh comedians". Wales Online. 18 April 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Laughs aplenty in Rhyl with Lloyd Langford". North Wales Pioneer. 22 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Hot Rhod... – Chortle.co.uk
  9. ^ "Rhod Gilbert: Comedy panel shows are 'brutal'". 26 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Here be dragons". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "2014 RADIO ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED". Radio Academy Awards. 12 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ten Big Questions… Lloyd Langford". Time Out. 15 April 2010. 
  13. ^ Lindsey Chapman (2012-10-12). "BBC Radio 5 live-a-side NEW Guinness World Record!". lindseychapman.co.uk. 
  14. ^ Mark Rees (13 March 2013). "Interview: Port Talbot funnyman Lloyd Langford". South Wales Evening Post. 
  15. ^ "Lloyd Langford interview: "I felt like a cut-price Samuel Pepys"". The Big Issue. 28 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Seven Questions With… Lloyd Langford". The Big Issue. 28 August 2014. 

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