- Brian Donaldson
- 20 August 2013
This article is from 2013.
The comic attends the Fringe to talk about the numerous eejits and muppets of the world
He’s not much of a Jessie J fan is Lloyd Langford. It’s not the music he’s less than enamoured with but her ongoing statements in the press that she would shave her head for charity, only for her life to continue for many months with her barnet intact. Movember is another thing that makes the Welsh comic bristle, but at the root of it all, there doesn’t appear to be a single shred of malice in Langford’s soul.
Coming on dressed in a casual banana-style outfit (after a short while you forget how bizarrely attired he actually is), Langford is in town to talk about the numerous eejits and muppets of the world (the show is entitled Galoot): some examples include a masturbating Parisian and the pro wrestler who fought a bear.
Ultimately, the comedian comes across as the biggest galoot of them all, one story of him chasing some errant German schoolchildren from the Imperial War Museum being a particular highlight.
An hour in the company of Lloyd Langford is a friendly place to be and it might even make you feel slightly better about your own imperfections.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 26 Aug, 9.30pm, £10.50–£11.50 (£9–£10).