Joe Lycett is a British comedian and television presenter, born on July 5, 1988. He first gained recognition in the comedy circuit in 2008, and has since become a household name in the UK. Lycett has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI, and as the announcer on Saturday BBC One show Epic Win.
Recently, Lycett has been making headlines for his activism and outspokenness on various issues. He has been a vocal critic of David Beckham's involvement in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, due to the country's poor human rights record, including the criminalisation of homosexuality. Lycett initially claimed to have shredded £10,000 in protest against Beckham's involvement, but later admitted to donating the money to LGBTQ+ charities.
Lycett has also been in the news for his comments about Liz Truss, who was recently named the next Prime Minister of the UK. His comments resulted in a surge in ticket sales for his comedy tour. Lycett has been praised for his ability to use his platform to raise awareness about important issues and to hold those in power accountable.
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