Artist Profile

Lloyd Woolf

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Warm, whimsical and wonderfully funny Lloyd Woolf can turn his hand to many performance genres. Having started out as a stand-up, Lloyd made his name as a quarter of the sketch group Cowards. He went on to establish himself as an exciting and distinctive comic actor and writer. In recent years he has focused on writing, and his partnership with Joe Tucker is amongst the most in demand in British sitcom.

Lloyd and Joe have made three sitcoms together. Big Bad World (2013, Comedy Central), starring Blake Harrison, Caroline Quentin, James Fleet, Seann Walsh and David Fynn; Parents (2012, Sky1) starring Sally Phillips, Tom Conti, Susy Blake and Darren Strange; and Witless (2016, BBC Three), starring Kerry Howard, which has been commissioned for a third series. They were named Broadcast Magazine Hot Shot Writers of the year in 2011. 

As part of Cowards – with Tom Basden, Stefan Golasewski and Tim Key – Lloyd enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and went on to make highly acclaimed series for BBC Radio 4.

Lloyd also won plaudits at the Edinburgh Fringe for his 2008 one-man show, Ten Shows I Abandoned.

His ability as an actor has earned him numerous appearances on television, in film, on radio and in theatre, as well as making him a regular in the world of commercials.  

Abby Singer at Casarotto represents Lloyd's writing.

Lloyd is also available for voiceover work. To book him for this, please contact Earache Voices.



Rude Not To, BBC Radio 4, 2018

Witless, Series 1-3, BBC Three 2015-2017

Marvin Can't Fail additional material, Hat Trick Productions 2015-2016

Plod, Big Talk Productions 2015

Harmony additional material, Yalli 2015

Rhod Gilbert's Own Country, BBC 2015

Elvis Lives, Hat Trick 2015

Newzoids Citrus 2015

Witless Pilot BBC Three 2014

Drifters Channel 4 2014

Kerry BBC Online 2013 

Big Bad World Objective Productions 2013

Parents Objective Productions Sky1 2011-2012

Cowards Writer/Performer for live, radio and TV shows


Witless 2016

Fungus The Bogey Man 2014

Big Bad World 2013

Parents 2012

Cowards BBC Four 2009

How Not To Live Your Life BBC Three 2009

The Wrong Door BBC Three 2008

Comedy Shuffle BBC Three 2007

Cowards (Pilot) BBC Three 200


The Double Richard Ayoade 2014

Human Resources short Jonathan Can Tulleken 2007

Nightwalking short Daniel Cormack 2007


The Roman Bath The Lifeguard The Arcola Theatre 2010

Captain Oates’ Left Sock Finborough Theatre 2009


Cowards series 2 BBC Radio 4 2007 & 2008

Cowards on The Milk Run BBC Radio 2005


McDonalds 2014

Paulig 2014

Kleenex 2012

4OD Everywhere ident 2011

Money Supermarket 2011

Paulig Coffee Paulig and the apprentice 2011

Fiat 2010

Kylie X-Box Dance 2010

LG 2010

Peugot 2009

Peugot movie idents  2009

Ebay Outdoors  3Mobile 2007

Hiking: Big Daddy Box  KFC 2007

4OD Ident 2007

Mining for Noodles Pot Noodle 2006

The Golden Rules of Comedy UK Gold 2005



Ten Shows I Abandoned Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008

Cowards Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008

Cowards Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006

Cowards Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005



Height: 5’11

Weight: 11st 3lb

Eye colour: Hazel

Hair colour: Light/mid brown

Accents: Swansea (native), Californian, New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cockney, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Northern, RP, South African, Swansea, Welsh-Northern, Welsh-Southern, Welsh-Standard, West Country

Languages: English (native)

Skills: Guitar, improvisation


10 Shows I Abandoned

“Woolf has natural comic timing and some lovely, off-beat ideas.” The Observer

“You’ll find yourself captivated and hanging on his every foolishly sparkling word.” The List

“Woolf is an adorable comedian. A show that will make you laugh out loud.” Three Weeks

“This lad has bags of talent and is very personable.” One4Review

“An endearing debut.” Metro

“An oddball performer who intrigues throughout.” Fest

Cowards TV show

“Funny and original.” The Stage

“Hugely watchable comedians.” TV Scoop

“It's only got a three-show taster run, but the episodes are brilliant. If BBC4 has got any sense - and the likes of The Thick Of It and Screenwipe suggests so - they'll order a second, full-length series pronto.” The Guardian

“Sketch shows rarely justify the sum of their parts, but there is sometimes an exception. Adapted from the Radio 4 show, the cowards in question are comedians Tim Key, Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski and Lloyd Woolf and their act works because the sketches are a blend of the subtle, imaginative and absurd.” The Telegraph

“Individually, Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf have caused quite a stir on the live comedy circuit, and their shared love of deadpan, absurd and irreverent humour shines out in this inventive, enjoyable and subtle sketch show.” Metro


Cowards Live

“Their writing is sharp, some of the best lines delivered as seeming asides, and their attention to mundane detail rendering the absurdity of their situations almost believable.  Moreover, they are young, likable and confident in their abilities.” The Scotsman


“Cowards is an impressive new quartet that possesses the right combination of acting talent and well-written material. With quick, snappy scenes that occasionally recall early Fry and Laurie in their mix of silly surrealism.” The Observer

“Impressively observant writing coupled with a depth of characterisation.” The Stage

“Fucking funny. Perfect comic timing.” Three Weeks

“Dazzling lines.” Metro