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John Lloyd knows that a sense of humour is a valuable tool. Whether creating an award-winning comedy programmes or building a business that puts people first a sense of humour can solve problems in communication, creativity, and team building.
Award-Winning Producer and Presenter John Lloyd returns to The Humourology Podcast for another delightful and insightful conversation on comedy, cheer, and intelligence. Despite being the creative force behind a variety of award-winning endeavours, Lloyd admits that he is confounded by comedy.

“I’ve been doing it for 45 years. And I still don’t understand the first thing about how it works. I mean, I know what’s not funny. And one of the ironies and paradoxes about my job is most of it is knowing what’s not funny and why it’s not funny.”

Throughout his career, John has had the opportunity to chop it up with some of the country’s most creative performers. From Paul McCartney to Rowan Atkinson, John has witnessed the mesmerizing magic of creativity in comedy and music.

No matter what field you are in John knows that a sense of humour is an asset. Throughout his legendary life working with the greats, he has learned that when comedy comes, creativity is soon to follow.

“If you can put a proposition with humour, it goes in deep and people remember it – it’s a very, very effective thing.”

Join us this week as we wrap up our conversation with the brilliant John Lloyd. He has stories that are sure to inspire your creativity and provide an insight into intelligence, ignorance, and everything in between, only on The Humourology Podcast.

John was the originating producer of Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder, John spent 15 years in and out of the BBC creating programmes such as The News Quiz, Quote…Unquote, The News Huddlines and To The Manor Born, and played a key role in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Mr Bean, directing hundreds of TV commercials in his spare time.

His own format, QI, was conceived in 1999 and has been broadcast on the BBC and Dave continuously for the last 19 years. John also writes books and presents Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity. He was honoured with a CBE in 2011 for his services to broadcasting. In addition to all this, he is the manager of WAITING FOR SMITH – a marvellous music act with mellifluous melodies.
You can find out more about Waiting for Smith here: (

You can find out more about John, The Museum of Curiosity and QI here: (

The latest QI book Funny You Should Ask…Again is HERE (

John is a much in demand speaker and some of the feedback from clients is HERE (http://

Season 3 is back with a bang. Thank you for your great comments about episode one with John Lloyd. We are sure that you will really enjoy part two too!

See you next Tuesday.


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