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Joe Lycett vs The Oil Giant - Channel 4

A documentary I directed alongside Paul Taylor in which I explore international oil company Shell’s history of greenwashing, ending in an ‘honest’ advert in which the CEO of Shell literally shits out of his mouth.


Katy J Pearson - Miracle

A music video I directed for 'Miracle', a track from Katy J Pearson's magnificent album 'Return'.


That’s The Way A-Ha A-Ha Joe Lycett - Stand-up Special

My first stand up special, recorded at The Duchess Theatre in London. Available to stream here.


Fucking Hell - Painting

My painting of short lived British Prime Minister Liz Truss. Acrylic gouache on canvas, 2022


Robert Peston in Jail - Painting

A painting of ITV political journalist Robert Peston in jail, presented as a gift to Laura Kuenssberg on the event of the first ever Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg on BBC One.


I drink a crisp, cold beer in a pool in Los Angeles while Gary Lineker looks on in disgust - Painting / Animation

Acrylic gouache on canvas, 2022

An acrylic gouache painting which I turned into a short animation showing me drinking a crisp, cold beer in a pool in Los Angeles while Gary Lineker looks on in disgust.


Treat Yourself - Painting / Animation

Acrylic gouache on canvas, 2022

An acrylic gouache painting of me lying on a pebble beach which I turned into a short animation about my cat being a dickhead.


Portrait Of Your Dad - Painting

Acrylic gouache on canvas, 2022


Daily Plop - Painting

Acrylic gouache on canvas, 2022

Painted at Grayson Perry’s studio to the theme of ‘Future’ as part of Channel 4’s Grayson’s Art Club.

Exhibited at Birmingham Midland Arts Centre in late 2022


Baby May - Painting

Acrylic gouache on canvas board, 2022.


Wanker Packets - Painting Series

A series of acrylic gouache paintings on canvas, 2022.


Various Ceramics

Various glazed ceramics made over 2022.


No Lycett Vase - Glazed Ceramic

A glazed ceramic vase decorated with tweets from various haters. 2022


Fuck Off Candle - Shop

Mummy’s citronella candle: hand poured into screen printed glass, it smells well nice, isn't strong like citronella can be and the colours are absolutely delicious.

Produced alongside Provide in Birmingham.


A Glass Of Slags - Painting

Acrylic on canvas, 2022.


Tit Box - Sculpture

Birch plywood, Dulux weathershield, Sharpie Pen. Made in collaboration with Plane Structure


Sullen Boy With Potato Smiley - Painting

Acrylic on canvas, 2021


Slags - Painting

Acrylic on canvas, 2021.


A Cat Having A Little Think While Resting On A Skylight On A Hot Summer’s Day - Painting

Acrylic on canvas, 2021


The Itty Bitty Titty Chris Whitty Committee - Painting

Painted for Grayon Perry’s Channel 4 programme Grayson’s Art Club, my interpretation of the experience of lockdown. This piece was exhibited in Manchester Art Gallery.

You can watch the piece being painted on YouTube here.


19 Chairs - Sculpture

Designers Tom and Will Butterfield produced 19 beautiful chairs that they sent to various artists and designers (Tom Dixon, Jean Jullien, Morag Mysercough, Sabine Marcelis etc) and for some reason one of them came to me. We were asked to do whatever we wanted to them and return them to be auctioned for charity. I smashed mine to bits and then wrote some stupid instructions for the new owner to use to rebuild the chair, and put it into a ‘limited edition Tom Dicks on box’.

The chairs were exhibited at Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross in 2020.

The ‘instructions’ for the chair can be viewed on Instagram here


I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett - Stand-up Special

My second stand-up special recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Available to stream here.


Chris - Sculpture

Air-dry clay, acrylic paint, pringles tube

This piece appeared in the 2018 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.


Ray - Short Film

A daft short film I wrote and directed in Birmingham starring William Douglas as a man who develops a completely shit superpower. 

The film premiered at Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival in May 2022.

Bolton International Film Festival 2022 Official Selection


Little sammy sloth - Short Film

My pitch for the John Lewis Christmas advert 2021.


Litany - Uh-Huh

My music video directorial debut. I’ve been a huge fan of Litany for years so it was a great honour to collaborate on this pink power party for the absolute banger ‘Uh-Huh’. Also I’m a backing dancer in it lol. 

WINNER: Best Comedy Music Video Munich Music Video Awards 2021.

SILVER SCREENINGS SELECTION: Berlin Music Video Awards 2021.

The song is available wherever you get your songs.


Parsnips, Buttered - Book

Dear friend, 

Using letters, emails, tweets and telegrams I will show you how the things in your life that make you sad, low or anxious can soon appear trivial, insignificant and like a fish. In short, I will butter your parsnips. 

Life is hard. We are a bombarded generation: Facebook, billboards, Twitter, Instagram, taxes, newspapers, watches monitoring our sleep, apps that read our pulse, terrorism. There's such an onslaught to the senses these days it's a marvel any of us manage to get out of bed. I love bed. 

While we are overwhelmed and confused by the miasmic cloud of information, there are those that seek to take advantage: there are parking fines, hate tweets, Nigerian email scams and Christmas newsletters from old school friends about their ugly kids. And just as we're getting round to doing something about it, we're distracted again. 

I, Joe Lycett, comedian, wordsmith, and professional complainer, am here to help. During my short life of doing largely nothing I've discovered solutions to many of life's problems, which I impart to you, dear Listener. Containing a centurion of complaint letters to unsuspecting celebrities, companies and anyone brave enough to clog up my phone, as well as illustrations, one-liners, jokes and life hacks, this little gem offers you a collection of tips and advice* for all manner of modern woe. By the time you have finished listening to this book you will have learnt how to: 

Reverse a parking fine 

Manipulate the tabloid press 

Navigate social media 

Respond to hate mail 

Out-weird Internet trolls 

Contest a so-called ripe avocado

Send the perfect Christmas newsletter 

Defeat ISIS 

Take down multinational companies 


Joe Lycett x 

* If you are looking for guidance with taxes, quitting smoking, moving house, love, divorce, education, health care or anything actually important may I recommend speaking to friends or family members and not consulting a book by a comedian who eats halloumi at least twice a day.