Winner of the Chortle student comedy award 2004; nominated for the Chortle best breakthrough award in 2008.
Lloyd Langford Videos
Lloyd Langford: Everyday I Have The Blues - Fringe 2009
It’s a pleasant experience to be able to see Lloyd Langford a few years on from being one crowned Chortle’s student comedy award winner. There’s no doubt that he has grown-up to be a really competent comic.
The young Welshman, now 26, may not choose to be over-ingratiating towards his audience, as some young comics do, but his steady, matter-of-fact pace soon wins them over. Anyone wondering about their ten pound or so gamble in the lottery of Edinburgh acts was soon assured that they were in safe hands.
Safe and steady are, of course, back-handed compliments in comedy. While Langford has some definite killer lines here and there, and a pleasing eye for detail, whether it be a drug-fuelled amble around a Blackpool nightclub or a deliberating on the class distinctions of litter-dropping, the lack of emotional variety in his set is to its detriment.
There’s common ground with comics like Jon Richardson in terms of getting annoyed at the discourtesy of others. Unfortunately the passion behind the convictions is lacking and the comedy that could be gained from attempting to redress the balance of these ‘crimes’ goes undiscovered.
Despite this there are some lovely flourishes within this show and his club sets have been nicely embroidered in. At one point during it Langford quotes the phrase: ‘empty vessels make the most noise’ and that may also be the best defence of his understated style.
Lloyd Langford Dates
Mon 24 Jun 2013
- Glasgow Stand
Lloyd Langford: Not A Lover, Not A Fighter Lloyd Langford: Every Day I Have The Blues GIT
Rachel Bridge: How To Make A Million Before Lunch Lloyd Langford: The Cold Hard Facts of Life Lloyd Langford: One Day in the Life of Lloyd Owen Langford
One Day In The Life Of Lloyd Owen Langford Lloyd Langford: Galoot Chortle Student Comic Final 2004
Pecha Kucka KLK with David O'Doherty Lloyd Langford: Rare Bit