LLOYD Griffith likes nothing more than to spend his Tuesday afternoons kicking a ball around with his fellow comedians.

The comedians football team is just for fun among themselves but Lloyd is also called on by his team mates at Soccer AM and occasionally by BBC 5 Live’s Fighting Talk, where he regularly takes the guest chair, for a kickabout.

Football and comedy go hand in hand, according to Lloyd, who is a huge Grimsby Town fan, so to land the job at Soccer AM was great news. “As a big Grimsby Town fan and comedian I was an occasional guest and I had fun with the crew, so when there was a vacancy I went for the audition, and it just happened - my dream job,’’ said Lloyd.

The comedian has a pal who supports Swindon Town so there is big rivalry when Grimsby plays Swindon.

“They are playing each other in March or April and I will leave Soccer Am at about 5pm and come down the M4 to Swindon,’’ said Lloyd has performed at both the Wyvern Theatre and the Arts Centre in the town, thanks to fellow comedians Rob Beckett and Jack Whitehall, who invited him to open for them on their UK tours.

“It is always fun coming to Swindon which is why it is included in the extra datesfor my tour. Grimsby and Swindon are major hot spots for comedy and football, one hundred per cent,’’ he said.

Lloyd Griffith: in:Undated was tried out at the Edinburgh Festival last summer and it was a big hit so last October he took it on the road. It was his first headline tour!

“I learned a lot from Rob and Jack’s tours.’’ and during those 27 dates I narrowed down the two best service stations, Gloucester because of the farm shop and Mimms service station. I knew the show was good because the Edinburgh reviews were great, but it was whether people around the country would come to see me? I was nervous, but they did and the tickets to Swindon are going fast,’’ he said. The theme of Lloyd’s stand up comedy show is about a single lad in his early 30s looking for love.

Along with his football Lloyd is also a singer, having been a choir boy, attended choir school, studied music at university and now deputises for members of the Westminster Abbey Choir and the Windsor Castle Choir. “I have toured the world with the choirs and appeared two or three times on TV’s Songs of Praise and my voice is also on the last Bee Gees Christmas album,’’ he said. “But it is stand up first and foremost. I like to give my audience a proper night out including a tour support, and then to shake them by the hand,’’ he said.

Tickets to see Lloyd at Swindon’s Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town on Sunday, February 11 are £11.50 from 01793 524481 or visit www.swindontheatres.co.uk - Flicky Harrison