is a comedian, painter, filmmaker, sculptor, television presenter, poet, gardener, dietician, radio presenter, tuning fork, Fiat Punto manual and queer.


His television work is BAFTA nominated, his work as an artist has been featured in the Royal Academy, and his work as a dietician is fucking shit.

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 quite likes playing those shitholes to be fair.

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, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, James Corden’s Soulless Pit, The Jonathan Ross Show and Room 101. He has hosted Live at the Apollo, The One Show, Sunday Brunch and has also hosted a sunday brunch for friends at his house on numerous occasions.

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, the first series of which was nominated for a television BAFTA but it was beaten by some prick called Romesh. He is the host of BBC One’s The Great British Sewing Bee and has taken over from Richard Ayoade as host of Travelman, although who knows when that’ll actually get filmed now the world is entirely shafted.

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 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.