Ten Big Questions… Lloyd Langford

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Posted: Thu Apr 15 2010

One of third of comedy collective 'Git', loveable misanthrope Lloyd Langford answers Time Out's Ten Big Questions.

What can people expect from Git?
Like a beekeeper in a sombrero, it has its own shambolic charm.

What's the best/worst thing about working with Dan and Jon?
The best thing about Dan is his face. The best thing about Jon is his voice. We're kind of like the Transformers. On our own we're pretty good but put us together and we turn into some sort of kung fu comedy juggernaut.

Who or what makes you laugh?
In 1952 a Nigerian tourist was caught having sex with a pigeon in Traflagar Square. I think that's pretty funny.

What's the most memorable heckle you've ever received?
I had a rape alarm go off once. Thankfully, it was a false alarm. Otherwise it would've really soured the atmosphere of the crowd.

What's your favourite children's joke?
What do you call a deer with no eyes? No eye deer.

What are your biggest fears?

The people of Liverpool.

What's the best/worst thing about being a comedian?
The worst thing is having to think up convincing lies to tell taxi drivers when they ask what I do for a living. The best thing is getting free taxi rides because of my bravery in the armed forces.

What gets you in the mood to be funny?
Having my name said out loud by the compere.

Are there any subjects you wouldn't joke about?
The people of Liverpool.

Complete this sentence: 'A man walks into a bar…'
'And then promptly leaves because of their poor selection of single malt whiskies.' That one is autobiographical.

Lloyd Langford, Dan Atkinson and Jon Richardson's 'Git' is at the Compass, May 17, 24 and 31.