Joe Lycett is a comedian, painter, filmmaker, sculptor, television presenter, poet, gardener, dietician, radio presenter, tuning fork, Fiat Punto manual and queer.
His television work has won him two Royal Television Society Awards plus Rose D’or, Grierson and BAFTA nominations, his work as an artist has been featured in the Royal Academy, Manchester Art Gallery and Birmingham IKON and his work as a Fiat Punto manual is unrivalled.
Joe has been performing stand-up comedy since 2007, embarking on three sell-out UK tours, numerous international appearances and a lot of rough clubs where people shouted stuff like ‘wanker’ and ‘poof’ at him. For three weeks he was considered by many to be Prime Minister Liz Truss’s personal portrait painter, although these claims are unsubstantiated.
He has appeared on numerous television programmes including QI,
The Graham Norton Show, The Royal Variety Performance (for which he
received a round of applause), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunday
Night at the Palladium, Thursday Night at Alan Sugar’s, Taskmaster, Mary
Berry’s Christmas Party, James Corden’s Soulless Pit, Michael
McIntyre’s Big Show, Let’s Eat Dogs with Eamonn & Ruth, The Jonathan
Ross Show and Room 101. He has hosted Live at the Apollo, The One Show, Sunday Brunch and also hosted drinks with Pat Sharp at his house once.
On Channel 4 he hosts Travel Man and his own consumer comedy hybrid show called Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, which won the 2021 Royal Television Society Award for best formatted factual and was nominated for a BAFTA but it was beaten by some prick called Romesh. He hosted the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2022 in Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist, three years on BBC One’s The Great British Sewing Bee and Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party for Channel 4.
He has hosted multiple programmes for BBC Radio 4, including Joe Lycett’s Obsessions, and occasionally stands in for people like Rylan and Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2.