Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett is an award-winning comedian, writer, artist and television host.

A hugely successful and acclaimed stand up comedian, Joe has extensively toured across the UK and internationally. He has produced 3 specials from his sell out international tours: That’s The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett (2016);  I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett (2018) and More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? (2023). His most recent show took in arenas and theaters across the UK and Ireland in 2022, followed by an Australian and New Zealand leg in early 2023. In total, the tour was seen live by over 200,000 people.

Joe is a critically acclaimed and highly regarded TV host; his work has won him a BAFTA, two Royal Television Society Awards plus Rose D’or and Grierson nominations. He was nominated for his second and third BAFTA in 2024, for Best Entertainment Performance and for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme with Late Night Lycett. Joe hosts his own live TV show Late Night Lycett (C4) in his hometown of Birmingham, which returns in April for a second series. He fronted his own comedy consumer affairs show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back (C4) and is also the host of Channel 4’s long-running travel documentary series, Travel Man. He hosted several series of The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC), presented the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2022 in Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist as well as hosting Channel 4’s Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party

Joe’s special Joe Lycett vs The Oil Giant was nominated for a Grierson Award. In 2022, Channel 4 aired a Joe Lycett vs David Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas, which won a BAFTA and a Broadcast Award. 2024 saw Joe take on sewage companies in Joe Lycett vs Sewage. He has also won two Royal Television Society awards, a nomination for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer (2012). At the National Comedy Awards in 2023, he won the Comedy Game Changer Award and was nominated for Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance

Joe has appeared on all of the top comedy entertainment shows including:  QI (BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Taskmaster (Dave), Live At The Apollo (BBC), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC), Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV), The Graham Norton Show (BBC), Who Do You Think You Are (BBC), Have I Got News For You (BBC), The Big Fat Quiz of The Year (C4) and The Last Leg (C4).

His work as an artist has been featured in the Royal Academy, Manchester Art Gallery, IKON, Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. His portrait of Harry Styles was famously sold to Harry himself for £6 and a KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter.

Joe has released 2 books Parsnips: Buttered, a self-help book designed to teach you how to “baffle, bamboozle and boycott your way through modern life”, released in October 2016. He also released a limited edition book in 2023 called Bins, an ode to bins of all shapes and sizes, to raise funds for Queens Heath Pride in Birmingham. All online copies sold out within an hour of going on sale. Joe’s third book, Joe Lycett’s Art Hole, has been announced and is available for pre-order now.

He has also directed music videos for rising music stars Litany and Katy J Pearson, whilst he has written, directed and produced a series of short films, Ray and Linda, the former of which toured film festivals around the world.


  • Nominee: Comedy Entertainment Programme for Late Night Lycett – BAFTA TV Awards 2024
  • Nominee: Entertainment Performance for Late Night Lycett – BAFTA TV Awards 2024
  • Nominee: Best Studio Entertainment for Late Night Lycett – Rose D’Or Awards 2023
  • Nominee: Best Entertainment Series for Late Night Lycett – Edinburgh TV Awards 2023
  • Winner: Features Award for Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas – BAFTA TV Awards 2023
  • Nominee: Entertainment Performance for Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back – BAFTA TV Awards 2022
  • Winner: Presenter Award for The Great British Sewing Bee – Royal Television Society Awards 2021
  • Winner: Formatted Popular Factual Award for Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back – Royal Television Society Awards 2021
  • Nominee: Features Award for Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back – BAFTA TV Awards 2020
  • 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


Stand Up Specials

  • Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? (Chambers Productions, 2023)
  • Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett (Chambers Productions, 2018)
  • Joe Lycett: That’s The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett, Live (Chambers Productions, 2016)


  • Late Night Lycett (Host, Channel 4, 2023-2024)
  • Travel Man (Host, Channel 4, 2021-2024)
  • The One Show (Guest & Co-Host, BBC1, 2017-2020, 2024)
  • Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back – Joe Lycett vs Sewage (Host, Channel 4, 2024)
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (Guest Announcer, ITV, 2024)
  • QI (Guest, BBC2, 2017, 2019-2022, 2024)
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (Performer & Guest, BBC1, 2017 & 2024)
  • Late Night Lycett: It’s Christmas! (Host, Channel 4, 2023)
  • The Comedy Roast for SU2C (Guest, Channel 4, 2023)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Guest, Channel 4, 2014–2023)
  • Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist (Host, BBC2, 2022)
  • Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party (Host, Channel 4, 2022)
  • The Big Breakfast (Guest, Channel 4, 2022)
  • The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (Guest, Channel 4, 2019, 2022)
  • Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back (Host, Channel 4, 2019-2022)
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (Host, BBC2, 2019-2021)
  • The Graham Norton Show (Guest, BBC1, 2019-2021)
  • Who Do You Think You Are (Guest, BBC1, 2021)
  • Gardeners’ World (Guest, BBC2, 2021)
  • Joe Lycett vs The Oil Giant (Host, Channel 4, 2021)
  • The Ranganation (Guest, BBC2, 2021)
  • Life Drawing Live! (Host, BBC2, 2021)
  • Celebrity Catchphrase (Guest, ITV, 2021)
  • Have I Got News For You (Guest, BBC1, 2021)
  • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (Guest, Channel 4, 2020)
  • Grayson’s Art Club (Guest, Channel 4, 2020)
  • Hypothetical (Guest, Dave, 2019-2020)
  • The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off (Contestant, C4, 2018)
  • Roast Battle (Contestant, Comedy Central UK, 2018)
  • Mary Berry’s Christmas Party (Guest, BBC1, 2018)
  • The Last Leg (Guest, Channel 4, 2018)
  • Celebrity Portrait Artist of the Year (Contestant, Sky Arts, 2018)
  • Sunday Brunch (Co-Host, Channel 4, 2017-2022)
  • Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Guest, Dave, 2017, 2021)
  • Comic Relief (Host, BBC1, 2017)
  • Taskmaster (Contestant, Dave, 2017)
  • Travel Man (Guest, Channel 4, 2017)
  • Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule (Guest, ITV, 2017)
  • Would I Lie To You? (Guest, BBC1, 2015, 2020)
  • The Big Spell (Co-Host, Sky1, 2016-17)
  • Live At The Apollo (Host & Performer, BBC1, 2014 & 2016)
  • 12 Stars of Christmas (Guest, Channel 4, 2016)
  • The Royal Variety Performance (Performer, ITV, 2016)
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (Guest, ITV, 2016)
  • Room 101 (Guest, BBC2, 2016)
  • Countdown (Dictionary Corner, Channel 4, 2016)
  • Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Performer, Comedy Central, 2016)
  • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (Guest, Sky 1, 2016)
  • Drunk History (Narrator, Comedy Central, 2016)
  • Insert Name Here (Guest, BBC2, 2016)
  • Thronecast (Guest, Sky Atlantic, 2016)
  • The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice (Guest, BBC2, 2015)
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Guest, Channel 4, 2011-2012, 2015)
  • Celebrity Fifteen To One (Guest, Channel 4, 2015)
  • Sunday Night At The Palladium (Performer, ITV1, 2015)
  • Reality Bites (Guest, ITV2, 2015)
  • The Apprentice: You’re Fired (Guest, BBC2, 2014)
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Guest, BBC2, 2012, 2014)
  • Celebrity Squares (Panellist, ITV, 2014)
  • Sweat the Small Stuff (Guest, BBC3, 2013-2014)
  • Montreal International Comedy Festival Gala (Performer, Comedy Central, 2014)
  • Twit of the Year (Panellist, Channel 4, 2013)
  • Staying In With Greg & Russell (Guest, BBC3, 2013)
  • The Xtra Factor (Guest, ITV, 2013)
  • Britain’s Got More Talent (Guest, ITV, 2013)
  • Celebrity Juice (Guest, ITV2, 2012-2013)
  • Don’t Sit in the Front Row (Guest, Sky Atlantic, 2012)
  • Deal or No Deal (Guest, Channel 4, 2012)
  • Dirty Digest (Regular Panellist, E4, 2011)
  • Comedy @ The Fringe (Performer, BBC3, 2011)
  • Epic Win (Co-Host, BBC1, 2011)
  • Show and Tell (Guest, E4, 2011)
  • Most Annoying People 2010 (Guest, BBC3, 2010)
  • Laughter Shock (Performer, BBC3, 2010)

Radio & Podcasts

  • The Adam Buxton Podcast (Guest, 2020 & 2023)
  • Where There’s A Will, There’s A Wake (Guest, 2023)
  • RHLSTP with Richard Herring (Guest, 2015, 2019, 2022-2023)
  • Alan Carr’s ‘Life’s a Beach’ (Guest, 2023)
  • After The Tone (Guest, 2023)
  • My Dad Wrote a Porno (Guest, 2016 & 2023)
  • Politics Without The Boring Bits (Guest, 2022)
  • My First Gig with Duane Doogan (Guest, 2022)
  • Yours Sincerely with Jess Phillips (Guest, 2022)
  • Bush and Richie’s Daily Takeaway (Guest, 2018 & 2022)
  • Changes with Annie Macmanus (Guest, 2022)
  • That Gaby Roslin Podcast: Reasons To Be Joyful (Guest, 2022)
  • Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware (Guest, 2020-2021)
  • Off “Off Menu Podcast” Podcast (Guest, 2021)
  • The Comedy Podcast Network (Guest, 2021)
  • BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Podcast (Guest, 2021)
  • Money Clinic with Claer Barrett (Guest, Financial Times, 2021)
  • Full Disclosure with James O’Brien (Guest, Global, 2021)
  • Talk Art Podcast (Guest, 2021)
  • Spit Or Swallow Podcast (Guest, 2021)
  • Scarlett Moffatt Wants To Believe (Guest, 2021)
  • Sara Cox Show (Guest Host, BBC Radio 2, 2021)
  • Teach Me A Lesson with Greg James and Bella Mackie (Guest, BBC Sounds, 2021)
  • Joe Lycett’s Obsessions (Host, BBC Radio 4, 2018-2020)
  • Gwen Gets To Work (Guest, 2020)
  • Secret Artists with Annie McGrath (Guest, 2020)
  • I Weigh with Jameela Jamil (Guest, 2020)
  • The Mental Case Podcast (Guest, 2020)
  • You’ll Do (Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2020)
  • Off Menu (Guest, Plosive, 2019)
  • Daddy Look At Me (Guest, 2019)
  • Coming Out Stories (Guest, 2019)
  • Smart Consumer (Guest, 2019)
  • The Greg James Show (Co-Host & Guest, BBC Radio 1, 2017-2019)
  • Rylan On Saturday (Guest Host, BBC Radio 2, 2019)
  • Tom Lucy Plus One (Guest, 2018)
  • It’s Not What You Know (Host, BBC Radio 4, 2016–2018)
  • Chain Reaction (BBC Radio 4, 2017)
  • The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4, 2015)
  • Don’t Make Me Laugh (BBC Radio 4, 2014-2015)
  • Just a Minute (BBC Radio 4, 2014-2015)
  • Britain Vs The World (BBC Radio 4, 2014)
  • Phil Taggart & Alice Levine (BBC Radio 1, 2013)
  • The Scott Mills Show (BBC Radio 1, 2012-2013)
  • The Josh Widdicombe Show – weekly contributor (XFM)
  • The Radio One Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw (BBC Radio 1, 2013)
  • It’s Not What You Know (Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2013)
  • Tom Deacon’s Road Trip (BBC Radio 1, 2013)
  • MacAuley and Co (Guest, BBC Radio Scotland, 2011-2013)
  • Richard Bacon (Guest, BBC Radio 5 Live, 2012)
  • Afternoon Reading: Comic Fringes (Writer/Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2011)


  • Ibiza Weekender Series 1-3 (Voice Over, ITV, 2015-2019)
  • Magaluf Weekender Series 1-3 (Voice Over, ITV2, 2013-2014)


  • Joe Lycett’s Art Hole (Orion, 2024)
  • Bins (Hurtwood Press, 2023)
  • Joe Lycett: Parsnips, Buttered: Bamboozle and Boycott Modern Life, One Email At A Time (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016)


  • More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? (National Tour, 2022)
  • I’m About To Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett (National Tour, 2018)
  • That’s The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett (Edinburgh Fringe Festival & National Tour, 2015-2016)
  • If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put a Ring On It (Edinburgh Fringe Festival & National Tour 2013-2014)
  • Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot (Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Soho Theatre, 2012-2013)
  • Jack Whitehall: Let’s Not Speak Of This Again (Support Act, National Tour, 2011)
  • Tommy Tiernan: Poot (Support Act, National Tour, 2011)
  • The Pleasance Comedy Reserve, Edinburgh Festival 2011
  • Ross Noble and Friends
  • Scott Capurro: Spring 2011


The excellent routines are greatly enriched by Lycett’s manner: playful, laidback, more like on of us, it feels, than the attention-seeking neurotics you might encounter elsewhere.
The Guardian

What a joy it is to spend an hour with Joe Lycett… Lycett is affable when the tackles the big topics as he is when he deconstructs the trivial. Arenas surely wait. 
The Independent 

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

If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star put your shirt on Joe Lycett. ★★★★
Evening Standard

He’s cheeky, warm, super-funny and mixes delightful stories and observations. He’s effortlessly funny and an hour in his company is an absolute pleasure.
Time Out

Extremely fine gags. 

Rising talent Joe Lycett already possesses the confidence and relaxed, homely charm of an old campaigner.
The Times

A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience…an accomplished storyteller.

Entertainingly mischievous … intensely charming.

Lycett’s guaranteed to be a huge star.
Time Out

The epitome of affability on stage… he has an excellent way of telling a story.

A growing force on the UK stand-up circuit.
The Telegraph

On 2015 Edinburgh Show That’s The Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett

He has the calm, confident air of a comedian twice his vintage. ★★★★
The Independent 

Some comedians just make it look so easy, and Joe Lycett is one such example. An hour in his company just goes down like water. Since he made his debut two years ago, he has developed the serene air of a comic completely at ease with himself and his material. ★★★★1/2

He makes funny seem easy.
The Guardian

On 2013 Edinburgh Show Joe Lycett: If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put A Ring On It

An accomplished hour…instant rapport with his audience.

This show is a roaring success.

So entertaining…cheerfully silly…it’s a pleasure to be in Lycett’s company.

It’s impossible not to be carried off on a wave of goodwill…should leave you grinning with liberal delight.
The List

On 2012 Edinburgh Show Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot

This may be Joe Lycett’s debut solo year, but his confidence and comic timing would be the envy of the most experienced turn.
The List

His armoury consists of wit, charm, and the enviable ability to elicit laughs through cadence alone.

[The Audience is] utterly charmed…Don’t be surprised to see him gracing the Best Newcomer shortlist.

Scorching comedy.

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