Following the success of Channel 4’s Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party, a new live show series with the working title of The Joe Lycett Live Show has been commissioned by the broadcaster. The weekly Friday night comedy show will be hosted by the award-winning comedian Joe Lycett, live from Birmingham, with a live audience and celebrity guests.
Following a similar style to Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party – for which Joe is nominated for a National Comedy Award – this new series will feature a mix of Joe’s community of local legends, LGBTQ+ heroes and allies will join him alongside celebrities and big-name guests from the worlds of comedy, television, music and film.
A statement from Channel 4 says: “With inclusivity and fun at its heart, the series will see Joe take a look back at the week in a way only he can – combining his unique brand of mischief and mayhem with his singular style of comedy. Shot on the banks of Birmingham’s canals, the show will bring a touch of Hollywood sparkle to Digbeth in a big night of unmissable entertainment.”
Speaking about the show, Lycett said: “I’m absolutely psyched and naturally very nervous about hosting a weekly live show from Birmingham, but it has been a dream of mine for many years and I look forward to some (controlled) late night chaos.”
While Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor, added: “We are thrilled that Joe will be bringing his personal brand of mayhem to Friday nights and can’t wait to see his take on the events of the week, live from the canal banks of Birmingham.”
Joe Lycett will be broadcasting live from his hometown of Birmingham on Friday nights for five weeks, for these brand-new 60-minute comedy shows. No start date has been released.