Cariad Lloyd

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Cariad Lloyd
Born Katie Cariad Lloyd
(1982-08-21) August 21, 1982 (age 36)
Barnet, London[citation needed]
Occupation Comedian, actress
Years active 2006–present

Cariad Lloyd (born 21 August 1982)[1] is a British comedian, actress writer, and podcaster who has been performing since 2007.[2] She was nominated in 2011 for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards for her debut solo show, Lady Cariad's Characters. She also won the Edtwinge award for most positively tweeted-about show during the Fringe.[3]


Television and radio work

Lloyd has performed in numerous sketches on BBC Comedy Online including Funtime (Dawson Bros Pilot), The Proposal[4] and Dirty Dancing.[5] She has performed for BBC Radio 4 shows Newsjack, My First Planet, The Now Show and The Guns of Adam Riches.

Lloyd has appeared on television shows such as Channel 4's Cardinal Burns and CBBC's Fit and DNN and in films such as Baby Cow Productions' Caravan and Film4's Hallo Panda.

She wrote and performed in her own comedy pilot for BBC3, The Cariad Show. In May 2014, BBC Radio 4 aired a pilot for The Cariad Radio Show, which was featured on the BBC Comedy of the Week podcast. Since 2014 she has been co-writing and performing in the BBC Radio Wales sketch comedy show Here Be Dragons.

In 2014 Lloyd starred as Holly in the BBC Three comedy pilot Vodka Diaries and as Poppy in the comedy series Give Out Girls on Comedy Central. In 2015 she played Dawn, a warden in a young offenders' institution in the BBC Three comedy series Crims. She was also a series regular, playing several semi-improvised characters on Murder in Successville with Tom Davis.

In May 2015, she appeared as a panellist on Have I Got News for You and on QI in November 2015 and again in January 2018. She also appeared in the final series of Peep Show in December as Megan. In 2016 Lloyd appeared as a panellist on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz '(Series 17, Episode 1 – April 19)'. In 2018 Lloyd appeared as a panellist on the BBC's Would I Lie to You?.

Live performance

Lloyd has performed in a variety of live shows since 2006, including The Freewheelin' Cariad Lloyd[6] at Edinburgh Festival Fringe[7] in 2012. In 2013, she performed in The 50 Hour Improvathon at Hoxton Hall,[8] and The Freewheelin' Cariad Lloyd at Soho Theatre[9] among others.[10] In 2014 she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with Louise Ford in Cariad and Louise's Character Hour.[11]


Since 2016 Lloyd has hosted a podcast called ‘Griefcast’ which is a series of downloadable conversations Lloyd has, mostly with fellow comedians, about dealing with the loss of a loved one. It won three awards: ‘Best Entertainment podcast’, ‘Best Interview podcast’ – and ‘Podcast of the Year’ at the 2018 British Podcast awards.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2012–14 Comedy Feeds Various/Holly Episodes: "Dawson Bros. Funtime", "The Cariad Show" and "Vodka Diaries"
2014 Give Out Girls Poppy Main role
2014 Crackanory Mary Hardacre / Sheila / Tamsin Live action actor
2014 Siblings Debbie Episode: "Balcombe Funeral"
2014 Toast of London Lindy Makehouse Episode: "Buried Alive"
2015 Crims Dawn Recurring role
2015 The Delivery Man Alice Episode: "Truth"
2015 Inside No. 9 Gemma Episode: "Séance Time"
2015–17 Murder in Successville Various Series regular
2015, 2017 Have I Got News for You Guest panellist Episodes: 49.07 and 53.05
2015 Peep Show Megan Series 9
2015–18 QI Panellist Episodes: "Miscellany", "Making a Meal of It", "Naming Names", "Nature/Nurture", "Noodles", "Organisms", "Objects and Ornaments"
2015 I Want My Wife Back Keeley Series Regular
2016, 2017 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Panellist Episodes: 8.03 and 11.01
2017 Pointless Celebrities Contestant Episodes: Aired 10 February 2018
2018 Would I Lie to You? Panellist Series 11 Episode 7


  1. ^ "Cariad Lloyd". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Cariad Lloyd, comedian tour dates : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ Cariad Lloyd's Homepage "Homepage"
  4. ^ BBC Online "Cariad Lloyd The Proposal"
  5. ^ BBC Online "Dirty Dancing" 2012
  6. ^ The Independent "Cariad Lloyd The Freewheelin Cariad Lloyd at Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh" 9 August 2012.
  7. ^ The Independent "Cariad Lloyd Edinburgh Review" 26 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Hoxton Hall - What's On Current Events - Extempore Theatre presents The sixth annual London 50-hour Improvathon". 24 May 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  9. ^ Soho Theatre Performance "Soho- C Lloyd"
  10. ^ Gigs "Cariad Lloyd – Gigs"
  11. ^ "Cariad and Louise\'s Character Hour". Broadway Baby. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  12. ^ "British Podcast Awards 2018: Cariad Lloyd's Griefcast sweeps the board". Retrieved 8 September 2018.

External links

  • Official website
  • Cariad Lloyd on IMDb
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