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We find out more about comedian Lloyd Griffith, ahead of an appearance at The Stand in Newcastle on Sunday 24th February.

So, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
Hello, my name is Lloyd Griffith. I’m a comedian, a presenter, a choirboy and a plus size model. I’m 35 (27, if you read Wikipedia) and I love Fire Engines and Grimsby Town FC. 

What’s the first record you ever bought?
Kylie Minogue’s Tears On My Pillow. That’s right, I’m the bad boy your Mum warned you about. 

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
Mate, I’m obsessed with Simply Red. Grew up listening to Mick Hucknall. Been to see him 17 times. I know it’s not cool for a 35 year old bloke (27, if you read Wikipedia, ta lads) to listen to Simply Red but I’m sorry the man has written banger after banger after banger. What an album Stars was. 

Favourite film of all time?
I did enjoy Anchorman.

Your guilty pleasure film?
Gonna have to say Anchorman. Also, might have to point out I’ve only seen one film. 

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
Peaky Blinders. I watched the first series in a day whilst I was bed bound in an Amsterdam hotel and I became obsessed. The first thing I did when I left the hotel was get some rehydration tablets and the second thing I did was buy a flat cap. I looked like an absolute tool. Probably didn’t need to tell you about the rehydration tablets, but it’s important to stay hydrated guys,  

Your favourite book?
Alan Buckley: Pass and Move: My Story. Arguably Grimsby Town’s greatest manager (and Bill Shankley used to manage us). Some cracking stories in there about Steve Livingtone and Clive Mendonca. 

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
Matt Lucas playing George Dawes doing the ‘Peanuts’ song on Shooting Stars. The funniest thing you will ever watch.  

Who or what makes you sad?
Knowing that I’ll never be as funny as Matt Lucas playing George Dawes doing the ‘Peanuts’ song on Shooting Stars. 

If you had super power, what would it be?
Fast metabolism. I only need to look at a burger and I add on a stone. I mean, I usually eat the burger too which is also the problem. I’m fat and I love food. 

And finally, you get to play a board game with any three famous people from history, who do you choose and what’s the board game?
Peter Schmeichel, Mick Hucknall and the 15th century English composer Thomas Tallis. The board game is irrelevant as I won’t be bothered about that we’ll be getting on the beers and having a good time. I guess you can throw in Twister for good fun. I’ll probably made beef nachos. That’ll blow Tallis’ mind I reckon. 

Lloyd Griffith’s UK Tour All Rounder is coming to The Stand, Newcastle on Sunday 24th February.

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