Joe Lycett investigated by police after joke was too offensive after complaint

Joe Lycett was the subject of a police investigation – after a fan at one of his gigs claimed his jokes were "too offensive"

The comedian has seen his popularity skyrocket in the last couple of years thanks to appearances on panel shows and many sold-out tour dates across the country.

Lycett said on Twitter today (Tuesday, June 21): "So someone came to my tour show a few weeks back and was offended by one of the jokes. And their perfectly understandable response to this was… to call the police."

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He added: "To be fair to them the fuzz were very nice about it all but felt they had a duty to investigate.

"This involved me writing a statement explaining the context of the joke for them; I particularly enjoyed putting the words 'giant donkey d***' into a message to a police detective.

"Charmed, and hopefully amused, the rozzers have decided to since close the matter.

"You'll be pleased to know that the joke, which I consider to be one of the best I've ever written, remains firmly and proudly in the show. The tour continues til September unless I am jailed."

The comedian is currently in the middle of a massive "MORE, MORE, MORE! HOW DO YOU LYCETT? HOW DO YOU LYCETT?" tour.

The 33-year-old started his run in his home town of Birmingham and will travel all around the UK and Ireland before finishing in September with two huge shows in the OVO Arena Wembley.

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Joe will be part of a special TV show later this summer in Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party. The move comes in a bid to mark Channel 4’s Proud All Over programming celebrating 50 Years of Pride in the UK.

The two-hour inclusive spectacular, which will form the climax of the Pride season, will see the comedian and consumer warrior celebrating all things LGBTQ+ alongside a whole host of famous faces.

Guests include Hollywood superstar Rupert Everett, Heartstopper sensations Joe Locke and Yasmin Finney, It’s A Sin’s Olly Alexander, comedian Mawaan Rizwan and Drag Race queens Tia Kofi and Tayce.

Confirmed to perform are queer heroes Boy George and Culture Club, Steps, Self Esteem, with further announcements in due course.


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