One day in the Life of Lloyd Owen Langford
- Marissa Burgess
- 3 August 2012
This article is from 2012
A (tension-free) Jack Baueresque show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Lloyd Langford’s fourth solo Fringe show at the Fringe is structured around a single day. Well, not a day, just an hour. Told within the space of 60 minutes, he notes this is a bit like Jack Bauer but without the tension. In fact the framework of the show simply consists of him getting up and realising his housemate has eaten his loaf of bread and having to go and buy another.
The whole premise is a flimsy one from which to tell some solid stand-up. You could say it’s a parody of the Fringe’s requirement of stand-ups to constantly come up with some kind of theme. Still, he has drawn a map for his backdrop.
But Langford doesn’t really need any more structure for this hour of decent material. Around the bread-mission premise he weaves vaguely connected routines about Hopi Ear Candles, dog poo and a stag do on a canal boat which culminates in a particularly apt description of a stripper’s finale. All good fun.
Assembly Rooms, 0844 693 3008, until 26 Aug (not 13), 7.45pm, £10 (£9).