The secret is out. Lloyd Griffith will be the first act ever to play the Docks Academy in March 2020. The recently announced venue above the Grimsby brewery and taproom will host the March 4, 5 and 6 dates of the comedian’s Not Just A Pretty Face tour.
Griffith who is eager to make his Docks Academy debut in the former King Edward Street church commented, “I like beer, I like churches (nearly as much as Cathedrals) and the Docks Academy is in a church above a brewery. They had me at brewery. The guys at Docks Beers have shown me round. I love the vaulted ceilings and arched windows upstairs – it’s going to be a great venue for comedy and music. I can’t wait to get there as the opening act and bring the tour to my home town.”
Director Will Douglas is equally excited to welcome the homegrown comic, “What a way to kick off the Docks Academy. We’re delighted that Lloyd has agreed to christen the venue in March. He’s a Grimsby legend and the natural choice for our premiere night. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 8th November on our website, www.docksacademy.com. We expect there to be a gold rush for tickets so my advice is to get online as soon as we go live. To keep up with what is going on at Docks Academy we encourage everyone to follow our social media – the handle is @docksacademy on all channels. We have more news to break next week.”
Douglas continued, “After Lloyd’s opening gigs the first Saturday of the month will be our regular stand up comedy night at Docks Academy. We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Shaun Almey of Red Herring Comedy. Shaun is a hugely experienced comedy promoter who is responsible for all the comedy at the Drill Hall and the Engine Shed in Lincoln and he also organises the Comedy Feast. We will also be promoting all the Docks Academy comedy nights from @grimsbycomedy on social media.”
Lloyd Griffith’s ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’ tour is his third UK stand up tour. It’s been a busy few years for Grimsby’s favourite comedian/choirboy. He’s recently been supporting Jack Whitehall on tour, and you may have also seen him in on 8 out of 10 cats (Channel 4), Can You Beat The Bookies? (BBC), Soccer AM (Sky One), Flinch (Netflix), Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Songs of Praise (BBC2) ((lol)).