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Lloyd Griffith's Leicester Square Questionnaire

Lloyd Griffith - LST

After Lloyd’s last tour was interrupted by ‘you know what’ and ended up lasting eight years or so, he’s BACK with a brand-new fresh stand-up tour show for 2023.

What’s your most memorable heckle?
It was my 4th ever gig when I was starting out. It was at a pub in Chiswick and I was about 15 seconds in when this lady's head dropped and she very audibly just gasped, 'oh god no'. The whole audience heard it, I heard it, they knew I heard it. Game over from there on in.

Where do you go for your pre/post Leicester Square Theatre gig food?
There's a place in Soho called Japes that does the most insane deep dish pizzas that have so much cheese and so many toppings it seems mathematically impossible for everything to fit in, but it does. I should have that post gig, but you will absolutely also see me there pre-gig. I love my pizza.

What’s one word to describe the state of the UK?

Who's the best upcoming performer in the country that we haven't heard of?
My support act is a chap called Matt Bragg and he's going to be very big. I reckon it'll be 2 years before I'm supporting him.

Who would you describe as your arch-nemesis?
I don't believe in enemies in this job, so I'm going to go with my BMI.

When was the time you bombed the most onstage?
A month or so ago I did two gigs in one night, both new material gigs for the new tour. The first gig the material went down brilliantly, they laughed at everything, even an applause break for one of the jokes. Bounded over to my second gig with all the confidence of Michael McIntyre after a residency at The O2 and bombed so hard. They looked at me like I was delivering the jokes in another language. (To add, the jokes have worked since then, please come).

What’s been your strangest fan encounter?
I was asked for a selfie in the sea once. No idea where they were hiding their camera phone.

How do you like to relax after a gig?
If it's a drive home, then a few podcasts in the car. If it's in London, then nice little walk home to wind down.

What’s the one thing you want the audience to take away from your show?
That £19.50 is actually very good value for money. And that I'm funny. And that Leicester Square Theatre is the best venue in London. And that I can't count.

Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs or legs as long as your fingers?
I'm already square in appearance so I'd go for fingers as long as legs.

Who would win in a fight: Badger or Baboon?
Baboon, hands down.

What’s the oddest thing you’ve overheard in London?
Borough Market, London - a couple arguing. The lady then said to the man 'you look like a sexy version of your Dad when you argue'. It was 8 years ago and I still think of it every week.

Lloyd Griffith: One Tonne of Fun plays Leicester Square Theatre on 2 March. Tickets available here.