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John Kearns and Lloyd Griffith Double headline WIP Comedy Show
Mon, May 15, 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM BST
Even Better Comedy is proud to present our first show at The Crescent Community Venue, a great 200 seater room with fantastic beer prices and hosts to look after you well. John Kearns and Lloyd Griffith both doing a work in progress shows with a special guest MC for the evening.
Tickets Available here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390241
Now added to the line up is Steffen Peddie who will be a fantastic MC for the evening, his rapier fast wit will have you laughing from start to finish. Played Big Keith in BBC2's sitcom, Hebburn. More about Steffen here.
DOUBLE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2013/2014
The most original, odd, off-beat and hilarious alternative comic to arise this decade, John Kearns is an act who has forged his own raggedy path all the way to success.
Already renowned as a key part of the ‘Weirdos’ collective, John staked his claim for comedy greatness with an award-winning show full of non-sequiturs, surrealism and engaging daftness. Following that he became the only comic in the history of the Fringe to back up his best newcomer win with a best show gong the year after. Since then he’s appeared on Radio 4, written for Sky’s ‘Psychobitches’ and taken a lead role in BBC3’s ‘Top Coppers’.
“A true comedy original.” ★★★★ Time Out
“Kearns could be your new king of comedy.” ★★★★ Evening Standard
FOSTER’S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST SHOW WINNER 2014
FOSTER’S EDINBURGH COMEDY NEWCOMER AWARD WINNER 2013
“A distant, absurdist cousin of Tony Hancock… one of the oddest and most original comic performers on the Fringe.” ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
“Manages to make you laugh in entirely new ways.” The Guardian
“Sidesplittingly funny” ★★★★ Chortle
“It’s testament to John Kearns’s unique voice that comedy fans can already talk about Kearnsian tropes” ★★★★ The Times
“Kearns’ intermittently thoughtful and hysterical shtick remains hugely compelling.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“My friend says that John Kearns is a genius on a par with Samuel Beckett. He really is very good, but I don’t think he is that good. Then again…” ★★★★ Beyond the Joke
“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.” ★★★★★ Chortle
“A true comedy original.” ★★★★ Time Out
“A brilliantly constructed piece of absurdist clowning.” ★★★★ Evening Standard
“Extremely funny.” ★★★★ Scotsman
“Spike Milligan, Vic & Bob, John Kearns. Say hello to comedy’s latest lunatic.” ★★★★ Beyond the Joke
Lloyd is currently on tour with Jack Whitehall this February supporting him as he plays the arena gigs.
Lloyd is a comedian, writer, performer and professional choirboy who took his debut solo show to Edinburgh fringe festival in 2014 to rave reviews.
In 2014 he appeared on BBC3’s Sweat The Small Stuff, BBC Radio 1s Live Lounge Comedy Club as well as supporting Rob Beckett on his 2013-2014 sold out UK tour. In 2015 Lloyd appeared on RTE’s Hey Ho Let’s Go and later in the year Lloyd took his second show ‘Great Grimsby’s Big Turn On’ to Edinburgh, again, to rave reviews.
Lloyd is a huge football fan and has written, produced and starred in a number of viral football videos. The most recent one for FIFA 16 (EA Sports) has been viewed over 2.5 million times and was broadcast on Sky Sports five times over a period of a week, you can view here. He then was a guest on Soccer AM in Jan 2016, talking about his love of football and how he is mates with Lionel Messi.
Grimsby-born Lloyd regularly performs in the largest comedy clubs up and down the UK.
Singing wise, Lloyd is a professional (choral) singer and can be heard performing with the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St George’s Chapel – Windsor Castle and various other London groups. What a guy.
"Supersub Lloyd Griffith delivered some punchy gags about growing up in Grimsby. He also revealed a jaw-dropping singing voice. Expect to hear more from Griffith"
"The next big thing"
"There’s no doubt about it; Lloyd Griffith is the king of the unexpected. His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence. Griffith has clearly established his own style of comedy"
"Griffith in particular was absolutely outstanding"
"Inherently funny…very neat lines in his comic repertoire"