tHE Travel Man
Joe Lycett’s own website describes him as ‘an incredibly right-wing comedian, painter, filmmaker, sculptor, television presenter, poet, gardener, dietician, radio presenter, tuning fork, Fiat Punto manual and queer.’ He is, almost certainly, some of those things.
Joe has been performing stand-up comedy since 2007 and recently finished his 3rd sold-out UK tour, More! More! More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?
Joe was the host of BBC One’s Great British Sewing Bee. His passion for art has seen him host the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2022 and appear on Grayson's Art Club. He’s also hosted shows on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 4. He has appeared on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Room 101 and many more.
Joe’s also the host of his own award winning consumer comedy hybrid show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back. In 2021’s Joe Lycett Versus the Oil Giant, he took on Shell over greenwashing, winning an Edinburgh TV Festival award in the process. And in 2022, in Joe Lycett vs Beckham, he took on the famous footballer over his endorsement of the World Cup in Qatar, grabbing front page headlines in the UK.
A proud Brummie, Joe was chosen to take part in the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony in Birmingham in 2022.
But all of this was just the warm up to Joe becoming Travel Man, taking over from Richard Ayoade in 2019. Joe’s debut as the suitcase towing travel guru was delayed by the pandemic, finally hitting the screen with a Christmas Special in 2021. This was followed by a first series in 2022 which won him an RTS award for Best Presenter. The second series is currently on air, with a third and fourth currently in production.