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Lloyd Langford's top ten stand-up comedians

The Welsh curmudgeon reveals his favourite comics – with videos


Next to pick his favourite fellow comedians is superbly grumpy Welsh stand-up and ‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’ star Lloyd Langford. Here are his ten picks, in no particular order.

What do you think of Lloyd’s choices? Tell us in the comments box below.

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Noel James

‘Often unpredictable and a wizard of wordplay. He’s a true eccentric and I find him very exciting to watch.’

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Bobby Mair

‘He’s one of my new favourites. He offers a beguiling mix of dark material coupled with youthful vulnerability.’

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Harry Hill

‘Harry Hill makes me smile just thinking about him. Completely inventive, playful, high-energy nonsense. I saw him do a warm-up for his “Sausage Time” tour in a small room last year and the whole audience was beaming.’

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Liam Mullone

‘I started off gigging at around the same time as Liam. I was in awe of him then and I still am now. A lovable curmudgeon who eviscerates any target he sets his sights on.’

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Roisin Conaty

‘Fucking funny. She makes me laugh like a drain. Except when she beats me at poker.’

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Roger Monkhouse

‘A masterful, often provocative stand-up. A proper comedian’s comedian.’

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Karl Spain

‘He’s just got funny bones. He’s possibly my favourite storyteller and injects a heady dose of mischief into any line-up he’s on.’


Paul Foot

‘Utterly unique. Completely surreal, but totally underpinned by his own faultless logic. Such a quick wit too, I’ve seen him destroy hecklers who’ve dared to interrupt him.’

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Hannibal Buress

‘No bells or whistles, just rock solid jokes. He’s got such a brilliant and laid-back style, but completely owns any stage he’s put on.’


Craig Campbell

‘Craig is such a class act. Great anecdotes, physicality and shorts. A triple threat!’

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