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It’s been ages since Joe Lycett (formerly and briefly known as Hugo Boss) has done a stand-up tour. Of course he’s had his hands full presenting TV shows such as The Great British Sewing Bee, Life Drawing Live and his consumer show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, as well as popping up now and again as a stand-in on Radio 2.

Naturally, all of these things have been done in his usual inimitable, hilarious and sometimes controversial style – just like when he recently caused chaos on Twitter after his spoof ‘leak’ of Sue Gray’s government party report was mistaken for the real thing. Similarly, his new live show is based upon a “secret stunt” he says he devised three years ago which became long and complicated and involves “aliases, opening fake companies, drag queens, Strictly, angry MPs” and more. He is “insanely proud” of the end result and promises to tell all at a handful of shows in the North East over the coming couple of months, as long as the audience promise to keep it all secret afterwards. In true Joe Lycett fashion he’ll probably also show some of his weird paintings and shout inappropriate things at strangers, so it’s guaranteed to be an entertaining evening.

Joe Lycett performs at Stockton Globe on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April and Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May. He returns to the region for a big show at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on Wednesday 21st September.

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