Comedian Joe Lycett has revealed he has been investigated by police – after an individual who watched one in every of his tour exhibits complained over what they deemed to be an offensive joke.
The star stated this concerned him writing a press release to clarify the context of his on-stage joke to officers, which meant he needed to put the phrases “giant donkey d***” right into a message to the drive in query.
Thankfully, Lycett stated the matter had since been closed.
He has been touring his More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? exhibits since March, enjoying to audiences in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, York, Hull, Ipswich, Sheffield, Glasgow, Stockton, Newcastle, Cambridge, Stockport, Liverpool, Northampton, Birmingham, Belfast, and Cardiff thus far.
However, he didn’t say which tour present led to the police criticism.
In a message posted on social media, Lycett stated: “So somebody got here to my tour present a number of weeks again and was offended by one of many jokes. And their completely comprehensible response to this was… to name the f****** police.
“To be truthful to them the fuzz had been very good about all of it however felt they’d an obligation to research. This concerned me writing a press release explaining the context of the joke for them; I significantly loved placing the phrases ‘big donkey d*** right into a message to a police detective.
“Charmed, and hopefully amused, the rozzers have since closed the matter. 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.”
And for followers who’ve tickets to see upcoming exhibits – set for London, Leicester, Manchester, Brighton and extra venues throughout the UK and Ireland – don’t fret.
“The tour continues until September, unless I am jailed,” Lycett added.
The comic additionally shared what was apparently an electronic mail from the investigating police drive in regards to the matter, which stated: “Firstly thanks for your help today, it is very much appreciated.
“I can affirm that police now take into account this matter closed. Thank you.”
This is not the first time Lycett has caused a stir with authorities, after writing a spoof Sue Gray report into alleged parties at Downing Street earlier in 2022.
In 2021, he staged a stunt outside Shell’s HQ in London to campaign against the company’s “greenwashing”. And the previous year, he said he had changed his name to Hugo Boss after the designer targeted small businesses using the name “boss”.