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

One of the best-loved performers in the UK, Joe is a stand-up star. An Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee and a Chortle Award winner, Joe’s profile has risen rapidly since making his stage debut at the Manchester Comedy Store in 2008.

Joe made his television debut on The Royal Variety Performance, in 2016, at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Joe has since become a TV regular, performing stand-up on ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium and BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, plus starring on panel shows such as Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s QI and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice. Joe has also hosted BBC1’s Comic Relief show and appeared a contestant on series 4 of Dave’s Taskmaster.

Joe has hosted BBC Radio 4’s long-running panel show, It’s Not What You Know, since 2015, and in 2018 had his own BBC Radio 4 show, Joe Lycett’s Obsessions, commissioned. He is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4 institution Just A MinuteThe Richard Bacon Show on Radio 5 Live, The Scott Mills Show on BBC Radio 1 and has co-hosted The Greg James Show on BBC Radio 1.

Joe performed his hotly-anticipated debut hour Some Lycett Hot at the 2012 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 has since returned to the Fringe with his 2013 hit, If Joe Lycett The You Should’ve Put A Ring On It, and the critically acclaimed That’s The Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett in 2015. Both shows enjoyed sold out runs and rave-reviews, with the 2015 Fringe culminating in a packed-out show at the 750-seater Pleasance Grand. Joe toured the show in 2016, winning the Chortle Award for Best Show and eventually releasing it on DVD. Joe has also performed internationally at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

Joe hit the road with his biggest tour to date in 2018, with his latest show I’m About To Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett. The tour of the UK and Ireland was a huge success, with over 90 dates performed, and Joe took the show to packed-out rooms in Australia in 2019. The show has also been released on DVD.

2019 saw Joe become the new host of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee and Joe’s brand-new comedy consumer affairs show, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, air on Channel 4 to critical acclaim, before being confirmed for a second series. Joe has been confirmed as the new host of Channel 4’s long-running travel documentary series, Travel Man.

Joe made 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”, released in October 2016.

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

Evening Standard

‘Entertainingly mischievous... intensely charming.’

The Guardian

‘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