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 30)
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, QI 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, Would I Lie to You?, Insert Name Here and Virtually Famous, and was a regular panellist on the E4 show Dirty Digest. He has also co-written narration on ITV2 shows The Magaluf Weekender and Ibiza 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. Recently Lycett has made several guest appearances on Sunday Brunch in the absence of one of the regular hosts.

In 2002 Lycett appeared in series 2 of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps when he played Bungle in the episode where Jonny Keogh hired the character from Rainbow and a bouncy castle with his £1,000 scratch card winnings.

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, 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]

In addition to his appearances on various radio stations, Lycett has also featured as a guest on numerous podcasts, including My Dad Wrote a Porno[5], SoundCheck Podcast[6] and The Comedian's Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith[7].


List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Bungle
2011 Epic Win Himself August - September 2011
2011 Dirty Digest Himself November 2011
2012 8 Out of 10 Cats Himself Series 14
2012 Celebrity Juice Himself Series 8
2012 - 2014 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Himself Series 26 (2012), Series 28 (2014)
2014 - 2015 Virtually Famous Himself Series 1 (2014), Series 2 (2015)
2014 - 2016 Live At The Apollo Himself Series 10 (2014), Series 12 (2016)
2014 - 2017 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Himself
2015 - 2017 Would I Lie To You? Himself Series 3 (2015), Series 5 (2017)
2015 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Himself Series 3 (2015)
2016 Insert Name Here Himself Series 1 (2016)
2017 Taskmaster Himself Series 4 (2017)
2018 Roast Battle Himself Series 1 (2018)

Stand-Up DVDs[edit]

Title Release Date Age Rating
Joe Lycett: That's The Way A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett - Live 21 November 2016 15
Joe Lycett: I'm About to Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett - Live 26 November 2018 15

Personal life[edit]

Lycett was born and still lives in Hall Green, Birmingham, and identifies as pansexual, though frequently refers to himself as bisexual in his stand-up routines.[8] He attended Secondary School and King Edward VI Five Ways, and studied Drama and English at the University of Manchester.


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