Interview: Port Talbot funnyman Lloyd Langford
Baglan-born funnyman Lloyd Langford spoke to Mark Rees ahead of his recent dates in Pontardawe Arts Centre and the Swansea Grand Theatre.
"I've already gotten four women pregnant, and I've just been given the freedom of Rhyl. I couldn't be happier," is how Baglan-born comedian Lloyd Langford describes the escapades on his tour so far.
This March sees Lloyd returning to his native South West Wales, performing to his faithful home crowd.
"I would count Swansea and possibly Cardiff as homecoming gigs, because those are the places I've worked the most and they offered me a lot of support when I first started off," he explains.
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"I get family and friends coming along and it can add to the pressure, especially if you're joking about them! I think a comedian should be like a stripper; they shouldn't really work in their home town."
But while he won't be performing in Port Talbot itself, he does credit the area, and its characters, with helping to forge his chosen career path.
"Captain Beany was a formative influence," says Lloyd. "Him shooting John Redwood with a water pistol was certainly a slapstick highlight from my youth."
Now living in London, the returning Welshman will also have the opportunity to catch up with a few home comforts while here.
"I miss being able to start a conversation on a bus with someone without them thinking you're a nutter. I also really miss Welsh cakes, the sea, rissoles and Derek Brockway."
Looking to the future, Lloyd has plenty to keep him busy, including an ingenious new TV pilot.
"I think I'm doing the Edinburgh Fringe and a lot more radio. Also, you know Splash! With Tom Daley'? I'm doing a show a bit like that called 'Run! Then Jump! Then Run! With Colin Jackson'."
And for anyone unsure of whether to see Lloyd live or not, he has some final words that might help you decide.
"I've kidnapped your dog. If you want him back, come along."