Lloyd Griffith coming to The Forge – Sunday 03 March 2024

“Disarmingly good” Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

“Inherently funny…very neat lines in his comic repertoire” Steve Bennett, Chortle

“a real breath of fresh air…a laugh-a-minute from the start”★★★★★ Reviews Hub



Comedian Lloyd Griffith is set to embark on his brand-new UK tour with stand-up show Baroque and Roll’, from 1st March to 18th May 2024, spanning across 31 dates and including some of UK’s most iconic venues, such as London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

It’s a big year for Lloyd, he’s turning 40 and with it, the impending midlife crisis – or ‘renaissance’ as he’s insisting it’s called; complete with body hair removal, head hair additions, teeth whitening and obviously the obligatory half marathon sign up. It’ll be funny and yes, there’ll be the odd song or two from that magnificent voice of his.

Currently supporting Jack Whitehall on his 2023 UK arena tour, Lloyd Griffith is a working class comedian, presenter, actor and a choirboy from Grimsby. A regular on TV, he has appeared on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Rob Beckett’s Undeniable (Comedy Central), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central),and Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC), to name a few. His stand-up special One Tonne of Fun is currently on ITVX. 

As an actor his credits include roles in Emmy Award winning series Ted Lasso (Apple), for which he was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award Honours for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Earlier this year he appeared in Russell T Davies’ ITV series Nolly in which he plays much loved ‘Benny’ aka ‘Paul Henry’ from Crossroads, opposite Helena Bonham Carter. He has also appeared in Bad Education (BBC Three), Everyone Else Burns (C4), It’s a Sin (C4), Not Going Out (BBC One) and Mark Wahlberg’s feature film Infinite. 

Lloyd also co-hosted Soccer AM (Sky One) every Saturday morning for 2 years alongside John Fendley and Jimmy Bullard, and co-hosted comedy action game show Flinch (Netflix) alongside Desiree Burch and Seann Walsh. He also fronted his own critically acclaimed BBC documentary Can You Beat The Bookiesreceiving 4 stars from The Guardian, where he embarked on an experiment to find if he could uncover the secrets of gambling success and the truth about the industry.

On the live comedy circuit, he has previously supported Jack Whitehall’s 2017 and 2019/2020 tours playing huge UK venues including Liverpool Echo, Newcastle Metro, Manchester, Leeds, London O2 and Wembley Arenas. Lloyd has taken four of his own solo tours nationwide, with most being extended due to phenomenal demand.

Still a very active singer Lloyd can be heard performing with the choirs of Westminster AbbeySt George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and various other nationwide groups. 



WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT LLOYD:

“He is a funny, charming, self-effacing comic who very obviously gains great joy from making people laugh.” Joe.co.uk 

“an hour of uplifting stand-up that’ll have you smiling for days. A warm, relatable and hilarious show” Sunday Post

“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” ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“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” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“Griffith in particular was absolutely outstanding” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Lloyd Griffith has to be my favourite find from this show. It’s not often you get a comic and a choirboy rolled into one, and he’s seriously talented in both areas” Leicester Mercury 

“useful idiot” The Guardian

WiFi Wars Coming to The Forge Comedy Club Brighton

WiFi Wars are delighted to bring their show to the Forge Comedy Club at Ironworks Studios, Brighton on Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Developed in residence at the prestigious Royal Institution in London, Wi-Fi Wars is the live comedy game show where the audience all play along! 

They log in with their smartphone or tablet (no need to install an app beforehand, it’s all done in-browser) and compete in a range of games, puzzles and quizzes to win the show, and prizes!

The show is hosted by comedian Steve McNeil (team captain on UK TV’s hit comedy/gaming show “Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit”) and the whole thing is made possible by the award-winning (and Guinness World-Record-Breaking) tech whizz, Rob Sedgebeer!

There will be two family-friendly shows at 1:30pm and 3:45pm, with entirely different games/quizzes at each, should people fancy coming to both! 

Recommended for age 6 and up.

Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/493804100357

For more info check out

https://wifiwars.co.uk/

BBC WiFi Wars show at the Royal Institution

Jen Brister: Waves – BBC R4 Recording at The Forge, Ironworks Studios

A local favourite and one of the stars of our Forge Comedy Club launch night, we’re so excited to welcome Jen Brister back to Ironworks Studios to record her new solo show for BBC Radio 4.

The past year or so has not been kind to anyone, but for Jen Brister it has been fraught even by lockdown standards. The (non-biological) mother of young, entitled, noisy twin boys – as documented in her successful book The Other Mother – has been trapped in the maelstrom of extreme parenting, her explosive and sharp-tongued wit silenced by the chopping up of vegetables and the whir of the washing machine. 

But Jen has found an unusual refuge from all this strain: sea swimming. In the almost always freezing waters of the English Channel, she has found herself not just physically but also mentally freed from the unusual pressures of the present situation. Despite being instinctively resistant to concepts like ‘mindfulness’ and ‘living in the moment’, this acid-tongued comic has – against her own will, and accidentally – embraced them. ‘Swimming has become my constant. Well, that and drinking. But, anyway, let’s get back to the swimming’. 

Recording for Jen’s Radio 4 solo show debut, one of our most high-octane comedians vents a year’s worth of stand-up spleen upon an audience in her home town of Brighton – and then shakes off those frustrations by taking us (figuratively) deep-sea swimming. A comic voyage of self-discovery, but also a surprisingly profound examination of the relationship between body and mind. 


WHEN: 
Monday 23rd May – doors open at 7:30pm

WHERE:

Ironworks Studios, 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD

Ages 14+. The show will take approximately 1 hour to record.

Please visit Lost In TV for ticket information

Firing up the Funny: Brighton comedian, Stephen Grant has relocated to plush new hub – Ironworks Studios

The Forge Comedy Club is the brand new venture from Brighton’s undisputed king of comedy, Stephen Grant. Having founded and run the most successful comedy club in the south for the last 23 years, and helped launch the careers of many of the best known comedians in the country, it was time for the next evolutionary step. 

Ironworks Studios Brighton, featuring two performance spaces and superb, state of the art facilities, allows comedians to not only perform but record their shows, produce radio shows, talks, live podcasts, and high-resolution streaming. 

Our sell-out opening night in January starred Romesh Ranganathan. Now running weekly on Saturdays, we’ve already hosted the likes of Russell Kane, Marcus Brigstocke, Zoe Lyons, and Maisie Adam. Acts such as Sara Pascoe, Seann Walsh, Russell Howard, Joanne McNally, and Stephen K Amos are all coming to the Forge this year. 

In keeping with the ethos of Ironworks Studios, every ticket sold includes a ring-fenced charity contribution supporting local community groups and projects. 

Details of shows can be found at www.forgecomedyclub.co.uk 

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