Grimsby Town FC fan and comedian Lloyd Griffith is bringing his One Tonne Of Fun show to the West End Centre in Aldershot on January 25 at 8pm and the Farnham Maltings on February 28 at 7.30pm.
After Lloyd’s last tour was interrupted by Covid – and ended up lasting “eight years or so” – he is back with new stand-up for 2023. This is his biggest tour to date and he really wants people to come!
Since school Lloyd has always been a show-off, doing anything he can to make people laugh, and 20-odd years later nothing’s changed. There’ll be his unique bag of stand-up, dubious impressions and obviously a sprinkling of his “incredible” singing.
Lloyd was one of the first national anthem singers to sing the King version at various football matches around the country. As a boy he always wanted to play football for Grimsby, but instead he sang on the pitch before the Grimsby v Crewe Alexandra match to a packed crowd.
Lloyd will be appearing in several new shows this year, beginning with the new series of Bad Education for BBC Three. He will also be seen in ITV Studios drama series Nolly, which is about Crossroads, playing the actor Paul Henry who portrayed the character Benny in the soap.
Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Nolly is written by Russell T Davies, directed by Peter Hoar and executive-produced by Nicola Schindler.
He is in Channel 4 comedy Everyone Else Burns, which is produced by JAX Media and Universal International Studios. Warm, full of heart and funny, Everyone Else Burns follows a hyper-religious family navigating their way through the modern world while avoiding eternal damnation.
Lloyd has launched comedy podcast Fit And Proper with fellow comedian Rhys James. They invite a famous guest to take over a football club and rebuild it however they like, from changing the kit and the mascot to insisting all the players have a moustache for no reason.
Lloyd co-hosted Soccer AM for Sky with John Fendley and Jimmy Bullard, co-hosted Netflix comedy-entertainment show Flinch with Seann Walsh and Desiree Burch, and fronted documentary Can You Beat The Bookies? which explored the gambling industry.
He was also in the first two series of Ted Lasso, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, Roast Battle, A Question Of Sport, Not Going Out and Richard Osman’s House Of Games, and was the support act on Jack Whitehall’s arena tour.
Tickets cost £19.50. For Aldershot, call 01252 408040, and for Farnham, call 01252 745444.