REVIEW – Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned


By A MacDonald

Lloyd Langford is a funny man. He is most recognisable from his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News, plus Live the Apollo and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In a show about his confusion at modern life, Lloyd talks about his likes, dislikes and what bothers him about the World we now live in.

Lloyd launches straight into his performance without much introduction, but immediately grabs his audience with an affable air and observations that all can relate to, like his love of soup which he views as an underrated food stuff. The venue is small but this provides a more intimate atmosphere and it feels like everyone is laughing together.

The first section of the show has Lloyd referencing Edinburgh Zoo which makes it feel more tailored to an Edinburgh audience, rather than a generic piece to be performed up and down the country. He goes on to make observations on mundane items like plugs and hair conditioner to great comedic effect. He handled an audience member texting in the front row deftly and hilariously, highlighting his quick wit.

There is nothing shocking or inflammatory here but this is what makes the show a success. There is no agenda, just the production of great belly laughs. An hour doesn’t feel long enough and the audience is left wanting more- surely the goal of any comedian with their performance?

Definitely a show not to be missed, Lloyd Langford is a true comedy star in the making and one to watch.

On at Pleasance Dome 18:50 (19:50) 30 Jul- 24 Aug (Not 9th or 18th) £8.50

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