Joe Lycett

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Joe Lycett
Joe Lycett (comedian - Equality Network).PNG
Lycett performing for the Equality Network's LGBT Rights: Stand-up for Russia event in Edinburgh, August 2013
Birth name Joe Harry Lycett
Born (1988-07-05) 5 July 1988 (age 28)
Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Manchester
Years active 2009–present

Joe Harry Lycett (born 5 July 1988)[1] is a British comedian. He has appeared on TV shows including Live At The Apollo, Taskmaster, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats and as the announcer on Saturday BBC One show Epic Win.


Lycett was the 2009 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year, the runner-up in the 2009 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and a finalist in the 2011 BBC New Comedy Awards. In 2012, his debut stand-up show Some Lycett Hot was nominated for the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Lycett has appeared on television on Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Spicks and Specks and Virtually Famous, and was a regular panellist on the E4 show Dirty Digest. He has also co-written narration on ITV2 show The Magaluf Weekender. Lycett featured on Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Christmas Special with Jason Manford, Rev Richard Coles and Jo Joyner. Lycett also starred as one of the contestants in the fourth series of Taskmaster.

On the radio he has been a guest on Scott Mills, Greg James and Nick Grimshaw's programmes on BBC Radio 1 and on Richard Bacon's programme on BBC Radio 5 Live. In August 2011 he wrote and performed the short story Spooky and the Van which was broadcast in the Afternoon Reading slot on BBC Radio 4.[2] In August 2013 he made his debut on Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4. In September 2016 he took over from Miles Jupp as the host of "It's Not What You Know (radio series)", also on BBC Radio 4.[3]

Lycett was also known as "the resident news hound" on Josh Widdicombe's XFM radio show, which was broadcast on Saturday (and later Sunday) mornings.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Lycett was born and still lives in, Hall Green, Birmingham, and identifies as pansexual although frequently refers to himself as bisexual in his stand-up routines.[5] He studied Drama and English at the University of Manchester, and attended Secondary School at King Edward VI Five Ways School.


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