Lloyd had variety in his blood from the age of 10 after his stage debut as one of the Workhouse boys in Oliver at the Theatre Royal in Margate, starring alongside Christopher Beeny.

Comedy was always at the core of his heart even at school, where he could often be seen imitating his hero's Russ Abbot, Joe Longthorne and Michael Barrymore in musical comedy sketches in the playground. Thank goodness his teacher Mr Murphy spotted him doing this and moved his venue to the classroom at the end of play every Friday afternoon. Now for the first time ever, Lloyd had a captive audience for his comedy skills.   

Moving on several years he would earn the highest merit of Distinction in GNVQ Performing Arts at College. Shortly after, Lloyd left home at the age of 19 and set up camp at Devon Valley Holiday Village in Teignmouth, where he remained for four years learning his craft as an all-round entertainer. 

In 2004, Lloyd auditioned to be a Presenter and Show Team member of the Thomson Spirit. Cruising the Mediterranean, the Canaries as well as the Red Sea for an entire 12 months. 

 

This gave Lloyd a chance to do what he did best whilst getting to travel the world at the same time. Lloyd was in his element.

 

On his last month on-board Lloyd's career was going to take a complete change of direction when the visiting comedian onboard, Lee Wilson was sadly unwell and was flown home. Lloyd's Cruise Director Karl Morgan asked Lloyd to take Lee's slot at the last minute and perform his own comedy act in the main Broadway Show Lounge on the Monday Night. This was something Lloyd had never done before. It was a move that would change his career.  The show was so well received that he soon realised it was time to become a solo comedian. 

Over the next few years Lloyd would take his show all over the world working for numerous companies including First Choice, Thomson Gold, Butlins, Pontin's and Haven. 

Since then he’s entertained all over the world with his own unique and original style of Comedy Wordplay.  Finding his own style inspired by the likes of Danny Kaye, Ted Rogers and Stanley Unwin, who would often be seen to be using  comedy wordplay and song in a way like no other. 

Musical Theatre has also been a big part of his career putting his versatility to the test having been cast in such diverse roles such as  'The Voice of the Plant' in Little Shop Of Horrors, 'Will Mosopp' in Hobson's Choice, Tony in West Side Story  and 'The Scarecrow' in the UK Touring Production of The Wizard Of Oz, starring alongside 'Britain's  Got Talent' winners Ashleigh and Pudsey. 

Lloyd has produced two DVD’s Mad & Manic  (2004) and Live & Unleashed (2012). In April 2017 Lloyd managed to sell out 2 nights at The Marlowe Studio in Canterbury with his brand new show Live & Electric (2017)

On land, he regularly performs at all thirteen Warner Leisure Hotels across the country as well as being a regular host and compere at numerous events throughout Europe.  

At sea he is frequently taking his act onboard a wide variety of major Cruise Lines including Marella Cruises, P & O and Fred Olsen Lines to name but a few. 

As a voice over artist, he has most recently voiced The Lion, The Elephant, The Camel and The Frog in the brand new stage version of the hit children's book Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. This is currently touring in the UK.   

Autumn 2018 Lloyd supported Jim Davidson on his On The Road Again Tour. This was Lloyd's thirteenth tour with Jim, who originally cast Lloyd in 2011 as the role of Billy Simpson in Jim's very own play Stand Up and Be Counted. Lloyd has also supported the late Sean Hughes and Paul Daniels. 

No stranger to pantomime either, as earlier this year Lloyd completed  his fifteenth consecutive pantomime which was Cinderella at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.  Lloyd is very proud to have worked for Paul Hendy and Emily Wood from Evolution Pantomimes for the past thirteen years. He is delighted to be returning to  Canterbury this Christmas for their production of 'Mother Goose'.

Lloyd Hollett continues to establish himself as one of the countries most unique and original comedy performers, who Gyles Brandreth has described as 'a bit of a comedy genius'

..."Lloyd Hollett is a bit of a comedy genius'...

Gyles Brandreth

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