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 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 two sell-out UK tours, numerous international appearances and a lot of rough clubs where people shouted stuff like ‘wanker’ and ‘poof’ at him.
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.
He played the unseen character Debbie Frollop in BBC One’s Eastenders for six years before she was mysteriously killed by an aggressive kitchen cabinet.
He hosts his own consumer comedy hybrid show for Channel 4 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 BBC One’s The Great British Sewing Bee and has taken over from Richard Ayoade as host of Travel Man.
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.
In 2019 he convinced the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Yvonne Mosquito to open his kitchen extension. You can watch a recording of the livestream on YouTube here.
In 2020 as part of a story for Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back he changed his name by deed poll to Hugo Boss in protest to the company of the same name sending cease and desist letters to small businesses. It became international news and people still occasionally shout the name at him in the street. You can watch what happened here.
In 2021 he took on oil giant Shell for their greenwashing, releasing a rival advert in which he plays their CEO shitting out of his mouth. You can watch that here.