Lycett was the 2009 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year, the winner of Bath New Act competition in 2009, 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, 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 addition to his appearances on various radio stations, Lycett has also featured as a guest on numerous podcasts, including My Dad Wrote a Porno, SoundCheck Podcast, The Comedian’s Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith, and the Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre Podcast.
On 12 February 2019 Joe Lycett took over as the new presenter on the fifth series of BBC Two’s The Great British Sewing Bee. Lycett started presenting his consumer show; Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, branded as a ‘sexy watchdog’ with help from various guests and Mark Silcox. The show takes on big corporations, such as airlines and banks, to provide justice for consumers, with a comedic spin.
‘Joe Lycett: If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put A Ring On It – Edinburgh Festival 2013/UK Tour 2013/14
‘Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot’ – Edinburgh Festival 2012 – Nominated for Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer
Jack Whitehall Tour Support 2011/12
Tommy Tiernan Tour Support 2011
The Pleasance Comedy Reserve, Edinburgh Festival 2011
Ross Noble and Friends 2011
Scott Capurro Tour Support 2011
Britain’s Got More Talent, ITV2 (2013)
Sweat the Small Stuff, BBC Three (2013)
8 Out Of 10 Cats, Channel 4 (2011/12)
Never Mind The Buzzcocks, BBC Two (2012)
Celebrity Juice, ITV2 (2012/2013)
Don’t Sit In The Front Row with Jack Dee, Sky Atlantic (2012)
Celebrity Deal or No Deal, Channel 4 (2012)
Dirty Digest, E4 (2011)
Comedy @ The Fringe, BBC Three (2011)
Epic Win, BBC One (2011)
Show & Tell, E4 (2011)
Just A Minute, BBC Radio 4 (2013)
The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw (2013)
It’s Not What You Know, BBC Radio 4, (2013)
BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw (2013)
Tom Deacon’s Road Trip, BBC Radio 1 (2013)
Nick Grimshaw, Scott Mills and Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 (2012)
Richard Bacon Show, BBC Radio 5 Live (2011)
Spooky and the Van, Afternoon Readings, BBC Radio 4 (2011)
Great Unanswered Questions, BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio Ulster (2011)
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