Cariad Lloyd
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Bio

Hello there! My name is Cariad, I do a lot of things because it’s hard to be one thing now thanks to Arts Cuts and the rise of inspirational quotes encouraging us all.

I’ve been on telly in shows such as Alan Partridge, Murder in Successville and Peep Show not being me. I’ve also been on Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and Qi being me. I like doing both.

I regularly pretend to be a Regency lady with my improv show, Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel. We wear bonnets and breeches and make up a comedy play in the style of Jane Austen. We’ve had five sell-out Edinburgh Festivals and are currently performing weekly in London’s West End.

I am the creator and host of the award winning podcast, Griefcast. It won Best Entertainment, Best Interview and Podcast of the Year at The British Podcast Awards 2018 and Best Podcast at the ARIA’s too. It’s been featured in The Times, The Independent, You Magazine, Radio Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. You can follow on twitter @thegriefcast and subscribe on iTunes or listen on Acast.


Podcasting

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Griefcast

Griefcast is a podcast that examines the human experience of grief and death - but with comedians, so it’s cheerier than it sounds.

Griefcast won three Gold prizes at the British Podcast Awards 2018 (Best Entertainment Podcast, Best Interview Podcast, and Podcast of the Year 2018). It also won Podcast of the Year 2018 at the UK ARIA’s.

You can tweet the show @thegriefcast , follow us on instagram @thegriefcast or email us thegriefcast@gmail.com - Because you are not alone.

You can listen and subscribe online through iTunes or Acast - just click through to explore all the episodes in the show.

Other podcasts

Cariad really likes podcasts. She has also appeared as a guest on Richard Herring’s LSTP, Two Shot Podcast, Adam Buxton, Jamie Laing’s Private Parts, Jessie Ware’s Table Manners, R4 Extra’s Podcast Radio Hour, Do The Right Thing, Scummy Mummies, Hoovering, Films to be Buried with Brett Goldstein, Rule of Three, Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete, The Trap Door and she’s also appeared on the Guilty Feminist.

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Improv bits

Austentatious

Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play in the style of Jane Austen. Join the all-star cast as they create a riotously funny new literary masterpiece, based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Performed in full Regency costume, with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious’s past works include ‘Bath to the Future’‘Strictly Come Darcy’ and ‘Mansfield Shark’

You can find out more info on the Austentatious website.

Other improv things

Cariad has been performing Improv for fifteen years and has worked with Ken Campbell’s School of Night, Baby Wants Candy and Showstopper. She also regularly guests with the Comedy Store Players at London’s Comedy Store. She has performed in Improv festivals across Europe, The UCB and The Pit in New York, and at The UCB in LA.

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Acting

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televison

Cariad has been seen in Alan Partridge, Lee & Dean, Peep Show, Inside No.9, Josh, and Murder in Successville. You can view her full Spotlight page here.

A funny thing happened

Cariad recently performed in the European premiere of ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City’ at the Finborough Theatre. ‘particularly notable work from Lloyd’ Evening Standard ****

Voice over

Cariad is represented by Sue Terry Voices. You can listen to her Voice reel here. She has voiced a variety of campaigns and is the current voice for Hits Radio UK.

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Comedy

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LIVE WORK

Cariad was nominated for Best Newcomer in 2011 for her Edinburgh show, Lady Cariad’s Character’s. Her next show The Freewheelin’ Cariad Lloyd was critically acclaimed and sold out in Edinburgh and at the Soho Theatre in London, despite featuring a character based on a Moomin.

TV Credits

Cariad has been seen in many shows not being herself and also on Have I Got News For You, Qi, 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, Hypothetical and Would I Lie To You being herself.

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Writing

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development

Cariad currently has several scripts in development and an animated project for Comedy Central due out in Autumn 2019. To talk to her about writing, please contact Humphrey at Independent Talent.

other people

Cariad has script edited for several projects including shows for Comedy Central, ITV2 and BBC3. She also co-wrote the panto for the Lyric Hammersmith in 2018, Dick Whittington.

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