Comedian Joe Lycett posted on Instagram revealing that he was investigated by police after an audience member was offended by one of his jokes during his stand-up gig
Joe Lycett revealed that he was investigated by police after an offended audience member got angry with a joke he recently uttered during a show.
The comedian, 33, shared the story Instagram on Tuesday and told followers, “Someone came on my tour a few weeks ago and was offended by one of the jokes. And their perfectly understandable response to this was … to call the fucking police.”
After writing a letter explaining the context of the joke, the witty told fans that the matter was thankfully closed.
He concluded his post: “Enchanted and hopefully amused, the Rozers have closed the matter since then. You’ll be glad to know that the joke – which I consider to be one of the best I’ve ever written – remains firm and proud on the show.
“The tour continues until September, unless I’m in jail.”
The comic shared a recording of a police e-mail thanking him for the statement, adding that “now they consider this matter closed.”
He added further Twitter: “The men were very nice about it, but they considered it their duty to investigate.”
Fans flocked to Twitter after Joe’s post defending the star of 8 out of 10 cats.
One said, “Comedians tell jokes. It’s like going to the dentist and then complaining because he looked you in the mouth.”
While others thought, “Honestly, the cops were more than excited to meet you, and that would be the funniest investigation they’ve been involved in!”
Joe was embroiled in more drama earlier this year after a parody report leaked about parties closing in Downing Street.
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His first tweet read, “BREAKTHROUGH: A leaked Sue Gray report reveals a shocking abuse of the rules. It’s hard to see how the prime minister can hold on after this.”
However, in a heartbreaking confession, the star revealed the reason for the joke.
On Twitter, Joe said, “I’m angry right now probably for the same reason many other people are angry.
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“In the early phase of isolation in 2020, my best friend died of cancer.
“We had a small insufficient funeral because we followed the rules, and I drove his children from that funeral back to Birmingham without waking up.”
Again, his fans praised the comedian for his statement with Joe who signed his fake report: “Please forward all inquiries to my email [email protected]”
Tickets for the comedians’ tour, entitled Joe Lycett: More, more, more! How are you Lycett? How are you Lycett? are now available.