Joe Lycett

Rhod Gilbert fronts personal documentary for Stand Up To Cancer

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Presenter Davina McCall and comedians Rhod Gilbert, Adam Hills, Joe Lycett and Munya Chawawa will be taking the lead on the live 90-minute fundraising extravaganza.

Among the special guests are Strictly legend Oti Mabuse, The Good Wife star Cush Jumbo, and Ghosts’ Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Charlotte Ritchie.

Late Night Lycett to return for a second series

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The first series celebrated inclusivity, with the city of Birmingham at the heart of the show. Each week, Lycett welcomed famous faces to the banks of Digbeth, including actor Dame Joanna Lumley, comedian and actor Rob Delaney, comedian Judi Love, presenter Alison Hammond, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, reality star Gemma Collins and presenter Joel Dommett.

Joe Lycett to present new Friday night live comedy show for Channel 4

RTS Award-winning comedian and presenter Joe Lycett will present a new weekly Friday night comedy show live from his hometown of Birmingham.

The Joe Lycett Live Show (working title) will see the comedian review the week with the help of his community of local legends, LGBTQ+ heroes and allies, and famous faces from the worlds of comedy, television, music and film. A different group will join him each Friday.

Joe Lycett to take on David Beckham in Got Your Back special

Joe Lycett vs David Beckham: A Got Your Back Christmas Special will see the comedian ask one of football's global icons to stand up for what they believe in.

The announcement comes after Lycett's latest headline-making protest, in which he called on the former England footballer to renounce his role as an ambassador for the Qatar World Cup.

BBC Arts announces new show fronted by Joe Lycett

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The programme will meet artists who create work across different disciplines and delve into why they love their craft so much. 

Lycett meets artists who have submitted their work to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022, which is the largest open entry art competition.

Lycett is known for his comedic exploits, but in 2018 submitted a small sculpture called 'Chris' to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.    

Judges loved 'Chris', who was made out of clay and a tub of Pringles, and was displayed in the 2018 show.

Joe Lycett on Travel Man, being a champion of consumer rights and the infamous Sue Gray report

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As the host of comedy consumer affairs series Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, the comedian has campaigned on the behalf of many viewers, taking on big corporations and small-time fraudsters. “For me, it’s as much about the adrenaline rush of being like ‘I’ve got the bastards’ as opposed to any altruistic motivation,” he admits. 

Reflecting on the show’s conception, Lycett explains, “it sort of happened by accident and came out of the email correspondence I was doing in my stand up.”

Channel 4 announces LIVE Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do

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Back in his hometown Lycett will host a one-off big queer Christmas party, which will celebrate the return of Christmas in Lycett’s own unique way.

There will be plenty of Lycett’s trademark wit, tinsel and Christmas spirit. 

The special will include famous guests, musical performances, stand-up comedy and will celebrate all things queer. 

However, the main focus will be on the guests who will be comprised of LGBTQ+ icons, allies and local heroes.

Viewers will also get to see another side of Birmingham, filled with fun games, twists and turns. 

Joe Lycett to tackle greenwashing for Channel 4

Having previously fought for the rights of consumers in Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Lycett will now confront the companies exaggerating their environmental credentials for marketing purposes.

The film will air ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which starts on 31st October 2021.

Lycett will focus on the energy giant Shell and their marketing as they continue to search for new oil reserves.

Joe Lycett to present UK’s largest ever live life drawing masterclass for BBC Two

Following the success of the programmes in 2020, with 30,000 viewers sending in their artworks from home, this new two-hour special will be broadcast live across BBC Two and BBC Four from English Heritage’s Wrest Park in Bedfordshire.

Life models will disrobe and assume poses inspired by great works of art for the amateur artists on set, and those at home, to draw.