Interview with Joe Lycett

With a huge 93-date tour kicking off this year, a host of television appearances under his belt and a sell-out visit to Cheltenham Town Hall in the pipeline, quick witted comedian, Joe Lycett shares an insight into his upcoming tour.

Selling out shows across the country, comedian Joe Lycett will bring his infectious dose of refreshing honesty coupled with heaps of smart satire to Cheltenham Town Hall later this year.

Having already sold out the Cheltenham leg of the tour, funny man Joe Lycett is no stranger to being in the spotlight, with a host of appearances on television under his belt on everything from 8 Out Of 10 Cats to Would I Lie To You? and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

In this interview, the front man himself reveals what audiences can expect from his tour, I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett.


How are you feeling about your tour?

I certainly have some big nights planned on this tour. So, it’s intimidating in terms of the scale of it and the sense that there’ll be a lot of eyes on me, but I always try and do the best possible show I can. There’s no point otherwise.

Your tour is called ‘I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett’, how did the name come about?

You can’t go too far wrong with the Pointer Sisters! There was another long one that was a strong contender but then I listened to the Pointer Sisters song and thought can I walk on feeling confident to this music? And yes, I probably can, so let’s name the whole tour after that.

Anytime I meet a musician I request that they write a song with ‘I Like It’ in the title. The thing I love about all this is that there are now proper discussions about the title.

What will the tour be about?

I’m not the sort of writer where I can restrict myself to a theme just in case nothing good comes of it. I prefer to get annoyed about stuff and then maybe you can spot loose themes that you can tie together. This one won’t be necessarily be about losing control, or if it is, it’ll be by pure chance.

I hear you may be talking about Trump too?

I have been writing about him and trolling him a little bit, but haven’t we all, it’s like shouting into the void.

Finally, what can we expect from the tour?

There’s one routine in the new show that I really care about, but it’s not quite there yet in terms of working for an audience. You should trust that if you find something funny then other people will.

The whole thing about building up an audience is about taking people with you who will be on the same page, but some things that I think are hilarious, might die a death so you then try to reconstruct it.


By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Tuesday 24 July 2018

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