Joe Lycett says spectator at gig called POLICE over 'offensive' joke

Comedian Joe Lycett reveals an audience member at one of his stand up shows called the POLICE after being offended by ‘donkey d***’ joke

  • The Birmingham comic, 33, revealed he endured police questioning over a joke about a ‘giant donkey d***’ in his current More, More, More! UK stand up show
  • Told followers on social media that a fan had called the police after hearing the joke 
  • Joked that he particularly enjoyed writing ‘giant donkey d***’ into note to police
  • Unrepentant, he  said: ‘You’ll be pleased to know that the joke – which I consider to be one of the best I’ve ever written – remains firmly and proudly in the show.’

Comedian Joe Lycett has revealed that a fan who attended one of his recent gigs called the police – because found one of his jokes ‘too offensive’. 

The Birmingham funnyman, 33, revealed he’d been questioned by police after they received the complaint about a joke that involved the phrase ‘giant donkey d***’.

On social media, Lycett shared the notice from police showing that the case was now closed and revealed his dismay at being reported in the first place. 

He wrote: ‘So someone came to my tour show a few weeks back and was offended by one of the jokes. And their perfectly understandable response to this was… to call the f***ing police.

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No joke! Joe Lycett revealed his frustration at being investigated by police over a joke in his current UK More, More, More! set (Pictured at the Palladium in 2015)

He added that ‘the fuzz’ were ‘very nice about it all’ but had a duty to investigate the complaint further, saying: ‘This involved me writing a statement explaining the context of the joke for them; I particularly enjoyed putting the words ‘giant donkey d***’ into a message to a police detective.

Lycett said he had no intention of taking the joke out of his current set as he tours the UK with his More, More, More! show. 

He explained: ‘You’ll be pleased to know that the joke – which I consider to be one of the best I’ve ever written – remains firmly and proudly in the show.

‘The tour continues until September, unless I am jailed.’

After reading Joe’s posts about the investigation, many expressed surprise that the police would investigate. 

@NurulStratford wrote: ‘What have I just read? Calling police over a joke at a show?’

@GiggleLyndsey added: ‘Haha omg, sorry this happened but this has cracked me up. But also calling the police about a joke ffs wth?!’

One person who’s seen the show, said: ‘The donkey d*** joke was hilarious and inoffensive.’ 

Another suggested the gag was: ‘both hilarious and horrifying in equal measures… the best type of joke.’

The police note shared by Joe that showed the investigation into his joke had been closed

The Birmingham comic, 33, revealed he faced police questioning over a joke about a ‘giant donkey d***’ in his current show (Pictured on The Graham Norton show in 2018)

 Earlier this year, Lycett reportedly sparked ‘panic’ among ministers at Westminster after creating a spoof version of the Sue Gray report – which was then mistaken for a ‘serious leak’.

Ministers were left ‘running around panicking’ after the comedian took to social media to share his own version of Ms Gray’s report to the nation, according to a source.

The comic shared a mock summary of the seven main findings found by Ms Gray which highlighted a ‘culture of Covid-19 regulation rule breaking’ at Downing Street.

He included the bullet points: ‘Games were played which were known as ‘Slow Dance’ and ‘Pass the A***hole.’ and ‘A number of WhatsApp groups were established to organise gatherings, with titles including ‘Definitely a meeting’ and ‘Down It Street.

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