Cariad Lloyd

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TV review: Crims

26 Dec 20143 stars

Welsh stand-up Elis James makes his TV debut in BBC Three's new prison-based sitcom

With confinement such a routine characteristic of sitcoms, trapping disparate characters in desperate situations from which they can't escape, it's little wonder that prison appeals to comedy writers. Porridge focused on Fletcher's tiny victories…

Interview: Cariad Lloyd on the joys of improvised comedy

1 Aug 2013

Improvised comedy at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Austentatious and Cariad & Paul

There's something about improvised comedy that conjures the level of devotion in its performers that the vampire works of Stephenie Meyer inspire in teenage girls. Cariad Lloyd is no exception. ‘I'm obsessed with it. So many comedians have their…

BBC Three Comedy Feeds comedy showcase

11 Jul 2013

Nick Helm, Cariad Lloyd, Chris Corcoran and Elis James amongst the best of the showcase

For every Ideal, Nighty Night and Catterick that BBC Three have produced, there have been absolute fistfuls of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, Coming of Age and One Non Blonde. So, no wonder that the channel is pulling out as many stops as it can to stem…

The Freewheelin' Cariad Lloyd

11 Aug 20123 stars

A shaky start gives way to a turbo-charged character comedy show

Last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee returns with that ‘difficult second show’ (her words) which, as it turns out, gets off to a wobbly start but ends with the kind of big bang that that leaves one wanting to see a lot more of this…

Five of the best free comedy shows this Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

25 Jul 2012

Cariad Lloyd, David Mills, Trodd en Bratt, Sam Fletcher, Mace & Burton

Austentatious Best Newcomer nominee Cariad Lloyd takes time out from her solo character show thing with a return to her free roots. In which a crew of similarly expert improvisers make up an hour-long tale in the style of Jane Austen purely from…

"I'm looking for polished anarchy": Cariad Lloyd returns to Edinburgh Fringe

11 Jul 2012

Five star comedienne on Austentatious and comedy freewheelin'

Only at the Fringe could you be rewarded for previous success by being offered a venue even smaller and sweatier than the one that you started out in. This is exactly the situation that the diminutive and dynamic character comic Cariad Lloyd finds…

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2011 shortlist

25 Aug 2011

Plus the 10 funniest jokes from the Fringe

The shortlist for the 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced. Nominations for best comedy show and for best newcomer. The winners will be announced on Saturday 27th August.