Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett is one of the strongest emerging comedy talents we’ve seen in a long time. This young man has a huge future Time Out.
  • 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 Starle

Having added a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nomination at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe to his Best Newcomer award at the 2010 Chortle Awards, it’s no secret that Joe is a hugely talented up-and-coming comedian with an unaffected, relaxed and effortless stage presence. An appealing, engaging and natural performer, Joe has progressed rapidly since his first gig at the Comedy Store in Manchester in February 2008.

Joe’s recent television appearances include ITV2’s Celebrity Juice, BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff, Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC2 and C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Joe’s varied experience as a voice over artist has also encouraged his appearances on both television and radio, most notably for his recent work on ITV2’s notorious reality series Magaluf Weekender. His articulacy and natural storytelling

style means that he is often invited onto radio shows to discuss the week’s topics, The Josh Widdicombe Show on XFM, The Richard Bacon Show on Radio 5 Live and The Scott Mills Show on Radio 1 being notable


In August 2012, Joe performed his highly anticipated debut solo hour Some Lycett Hot at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was true to Joe’s style; hilarious and charming, mischievous and entertaining and was a hit with critics and audiences alike. It sold out its month run, securing Joe with a Foster’s Comedy Award Best Newcomer nomination and helping him to gain a Chortle Award nomination for Best Compere. Joe returned to the Soho Theatre, London with Some Lycett Hot for a sold out four night run in February 2013. In August 2013, Joe returned to the Fringe and 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, received a string of rave reviews and appeared on BBC Radio 4’s flagship panel show Just A Minute hosted by Nicolas Parsons.

Television – Comedy/Entertainment:

  • Twit of the Year – Panellist (C4, 2013)
  • Staying In With Greg & Russell – Guest (BBC3, 2013)
  • Xtra Factor – Guest (ITV, 2013)
  • Britain’s Got More Talent – Guest (ITV, 2013)
  • Sweat the Small Stuff – Guest (BBC3, 2013)
  • Celebrity Juice – Guest (ITV2, 2012, 2013)
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats – Guest (C4, 2011, 2012)
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks – Guest (BBC2, 2012)
  • Celebrity Juice – Guest (ITV2, 2012, 2013)
  • Don’t Sit in the Front Row – Guest (Sky Atlantic, 2012)
  • Deal or No Deal – Guest (C4, 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)
  • The Late List, non-broadcast pilot (Channel 4, 2010)
  • Laughter Shock (BBC3, 2010)


  • Phil Taggart & Alice Levine (BBC R1, 2013)
  • The Scott Mills Show (BBC R1, 2013)
  • Just a Minute (BBC R4, 2013)
  • The Josh Widdicombe Show – weekly contributor (XFM)
  • The Radio One Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw (BBC R1, 2013)
  • It’s Not What You Know (BBC R4, 2013)
  • Tom Deacon’s Road Trip (BBC R1, 2013)
  • MacAuley and Co – Guest (BBC Radio Scotland, 2011-13)
  • The Scott Mills Show (BBC R1, 2012)
  • Richard Bacon – Guest (BBC Radio 5 Live, 2012)
  • Afternoon Reading: Comic Fringes – Writer/ Performer (BBC R4, 2011)


  • Magaluf Weekender Series 1-3 – Voice Over (ITV2, 2013-14)


  • If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put a Ring On It, Edinburgh Festival 2013 then UK tour 2013/14
  • Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot, Soho Theatre 2013
  • Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot, Edinburgh Festival 2012
  • Jack Whitehall: Let’s Not Speak Of This Again, UK Tour 2011 – Support
  • Tommy Tiernan: Poot, UK Tour 2011 – Support
  • The Pleasance Comedy Reserve, Edinburgh Festival 2011
  • Ross Noble and Friends
  • Scott Capurro: Spring 2011

Press Comments:

Lycett’s guaranteed to be a huge star Time Out

Extremely fine gags Guardian

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 Chortle

Entertainingly mischievous … intensely charming


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. Chortle

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

Scorching comedy. Fest

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