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Joe Lycett

If he continues this way, Lycett will become one of mainstream’s biggest names.
The Times


  • Winner: Best Show – Chortle Awards 2016
  • Nominee: Best Compere – Chortle Awards 2013
  • Nominee: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2012
  • Finalist: BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2011
  • Winner: Best Newcomer – Chortle Awards 2010
  • Winner: Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2009
  • Runner-up: Latitude Festival: New Act of the Year 2009
  • Runner-up: Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2009
  • Semi-Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny 2008
  • Edinburgh Fringe 2008: Amused Moose Hot Starlet

Joe Lycett is an award-winning comedian and writer.

One of the best-loved performers currently working on the UK circuit, Joe is a rising comedy star with bundles of stage presence and effortless charm. An Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee and a Chortle Award winner, Joe has progressed rapidly since making his stage debut at the Manchester Comedy Store in 2008.

Joe’s recent television appearances include performing stand-up on programmes such as BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium, as well as regular appearances on panels shows such as Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice. He has performed twice on BBC Radio 4 institution Just A Minute and made regular appearances on The Josh Widdicombe Show on XFM, The Richard Bacon Show on Radio 5 Live and The Scott Mills Show on Radio 1.

In August 2012 Joe performed his hotly-anticipated debut hour Some Lycett Hot at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was a huge hit with critics and audiences alike, selling out its entire run and securing Joe a Foster’s Comedy Award Best Newcomer nomination. Joe subsequently took the show to Soho Theatre for a sold-out four night run.

In 2013, Joe returned to the Fringe in a larger capacity venue with a brand new solo show entitled If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put A Ring On It. He completely sold out his month’s run, receiving a string of rave reviews and an invitation to perform at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in the process.

He returned to Edinburgh last year with That’s The Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett to huge audience and critical acclaim. He sold out his entire run, culminating in a packed out show at the 750-seater Pleasance Grand. He is currently touring the show around the UK and will record it for his first stand-up DVD later this year.

2016 will see Joe make his first foray into the literary arena with Parsnips: Buttered, a self-help book designed to teach you how to “baffle, bamboozle and boycott your way through modern life”, set to be released in October.

Joe has also performed internationally at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.