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Joe Lycett Unveils Unique Billboard For His Talk Show And It’s A Work Of Irreverent Art

Joe Lycett Unveils Unique Billboard For His Talk Show And It’s A Work Of Irreverent Art

Joe Lycett definitely thought outside the box when it came to the advertising campaign for his late-night talk show. In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday morning, Joe – who is a visual artist as well as comedian – revealed that the broadcaster got in touch with him last month about designing his own billboard to promote his show. “We’re really excited you are designing a billboard for the new series of Late Night Lycett,” the unnamed exec said. “The deadline for artwork is 2pm today and we haven’t seen you send anything through yet. Can you let us know ASAP?” In his reply, Joe explained: “I’m not going to make that deadline so I’ll just send the printers these emails.” And apparently, he was as good as his word, sharing a photo of the unique results with his followers: It also featured a much-hyped segment in which he revealed several fake stories that he’d planted in the media in recent weeks, in a controversial bid to make a point about disinformation. Source …

‘I spend less time self-sabotaging’: Robbie Williams and Joe Lycett on making art | Robbie Williams

‘I spend less time self-sabotaging’: Robbie Williams and Joe Lycett on making art | Robbie Williams

Joe Lycett and Robbie Williams were brought together by Instagram. Last August, Williams posted a painting of a small, saintly looking child (not him), and captioned it with an account of how he had once made the mistake of reading the comments below a Mail Online piece. “It was hellish,” he wrote. “The person (me) they were describing was the most horrendous person that ever walked the planet. I was crestfallen.” At this point, Williams thought the best plan would be to read some comments about people who “are good, salt-of-the-earth folk”. So he looked up a piece about Ant and Dec. “Surely to God no one can hate Ant and Dec,” he thought to himself. But no. “The second comment said: ‘I hate these two almost as much as I hate that fat c*** Robbie Williams.’” Quick Guide Joe Lycett guest edits the Observer New Review – editor’s letter Show Hello, When I was asked to be the guest editor for this edition of the New Review magazine I was astonished and sickened. “What …

Joe Lycett Shares His Take On ‘Disappointing’ Ricky Gervais

Joe Lycett Shares His Take On ‘Disappointing’ Ricky Gervais

Joe Lycett has spoken out about some of the controversy surrounding fellow comedian Ricky Gervais’ recent material. Last week, Joe was a guest on the News Agents podcast, where the comic and occasional social commentator shared his take on the state of comedy in 2024. “Somebody literally said to me a few months ago, ‘it must be so hard being a comedian, don’t you miss being racist and homophobic?’,” he began. “Those were the actual words. And I was like, ‘funnily enough, I don’t miss that, weirdly’. I think it’s just that we’ve got more interesting as an industry, and started doing more interesting things.” As the conversation continued, the After Life creator’s name was mentioned, after his most recent Netflix special was met with a backlash due to comments about the trans community and its inclusion of ableist slurs. Joe insisted he would “never say that Gervais shouldn’t do what he does”, noting he can “say whatever he wants” in “a free society”. Ricky Gervais Mike Marsland via Getty Images “What I think is …

Joe Lycett vs Sewage review: Comedian’s trademark mixture of silliness and righteous anger is powerful

Joe Lycett vs Sewage review: Comedian’s trademark mixture of silliness and righteous anger is powerful

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails “Have you seen Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet?” asks Joe Lycett, as he makes awkward eye contact with a sewage scientist through a murky brown tank. This, well, crappy version of Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes’s iconic meet-cute, where they first lock eyes through an aquarium, sets the tone for Lycett’s latest campaigning documentary, Channel 4’s Joe Lycett vs Sewage, in which the comedian tackles a subject that’s both very serious and really quite gross with chaotic humour. After confronting oil companies over greenwashing and calling out David Beckham for his support of the Qatar World Cup despite the country’s laws against homosexuality, Lycett has now turned his attention to the vast amount of untreated sewage that is being released into Britain’s waterways. It’s “one of the worst environmental scandals in decades”, he says – and of course, it’s the perfect opportunity for some toilet jokes. First, Lycett …