Despite just being 24 years old, Joe Lycett has already been all over your TV. He has done Celebrity Juice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 cats and the BBC One show Epic Win. He has only been doing comedy for five years and success came quickly – within the first year, he won the Chortle Student Award in 2009 but Joe still doesn’t feel like he has come that far.
Joe Lycett has basically rocketed to success in next to no time. In 2009 he was crowned Chortle Student Comedian of the year, swiftly ensued by a runners-up position in the 2009 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and finalist in the revived BBC New Comedy Awards last year. Despite being a “newcomer” he has already amassed many a TV show appearance on the likes of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Epic Win and, most recently, Celebrity Juice and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His debut stand-up show Some Lycett Hot was nominated for the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards this year and he has a full diary of dates to take him right through to Christmas. We managed to pull him away from his tight schedule for a quick chat.