Lloyd Diamond was born and raised in New York City. As a child, Lloyd had a gift for doing impressions of Jerry Lewis, Richard Pryor, among others. He loved making his family and friends laugh. Some of his early comedy influences were Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, and Eddie Murphy. His friends in high school encouraged him to pursue a career in comedy. One night his brother took him to an open mike at the New York Comedy Club and he was bit by the performing bug ever since. Lloyd performed while in college. Since then he’s appeared at the Comic Strip, Stand up NY, Caroline’s, New York Comedy Club, and Boston Comedy Club. He’s appeared on the Comedy TKO segment on “Showtime at the Apollo”, “Good Morning America’s Make Us Laugh All Night Long Competition, “Jane Hanson’s New York “Chapelle’s Show” and “America’s Got Talent”.
He was invited by Sandy Hackett, son of the legendary Buddy Hackett, to play Sammy Davis Jr. in his production of “The Tribute to the Rat Pack” in Las Vegas. That was the beginning of his career as a tribute artist/impersonator. Although his most popular character is Sammy Davis Jr, Lloyd also does impersonations of James Brown, Ray Charles, Chris Rock, Jerry Lewis, Michael Jackson and many others. Lloyd continues to make a name for himself as a well rounded entertainer performing in several rat pack shows and his own James Brown soul revue show and performing as many different characters in various venues across the country.