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Lloyd Ahlquist


Lloyd Ahlquist, known online as EpicLLOYD, is an actor, emcee, writer, and improviser who has been performing professionally for the past 13 years. In 2010, he partnered with his long time friend Nice Peter to create the Emmy nominated Epic Rap Battles of History (ERB). The pair produces, acts and writes all the episodes and have collaborated with such well known entertainers as; T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Skrillex, Key & Peele, Weird Al Yankovic, Matt Damon, Chali 2Na and the Rza. They also met the President...not that one…the good one. In Lloyd’s opinion, he has a pretty rad job. Currently ERB is the most successful online web series of all time garnishing over 2.5 billion views over only 70 episodes, 14 million subscribers, 12 Gold Records, 5 Streamy Awards, 4 Webby Awards, 4 PGA nods as well as a Youtube Music Award nomination. Lloyd complements his ERB presence via his TV/Film career (Key & Peele, The League, Dirty 30, Sponge Bob Square Pants) as well as his own channel, Catapulting from the popularity of ERB, his channel has now gained it’s own momentum with his original music and hit series Dis Raps For Hire which averages over 1 million views per episode.

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Events featuring Lloyd Ahlquist
Events featuring Lloyd Ahlquist