Comedian Joe Lycett has revealed that a fan who attended one of his stand-up gigs called the police because they found one of his jokes offensive. The 33-year-old funnyman revealed he’d been questioned after police received the complaint about a joke that involved the phrase “giant donkey d***.”
Joe, who has his own TV consumer show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back on Channel Four, saw the funny side as he shared about the experience on social media. And he shared a notice from police showing that the case was now closed.
He wrote: ‘So someone came to my tour show a few weeks back and was offended by one of the jokes. And their perfectly understandable response to this was… to call the f****** police.
He explained that ‘the fuzz’ were ‘very nice about it all’ but felt they had a duty to investigate. And Joe said: “This involved me writing a statement explaining the context of the joke for them; I particularly enjoyed putting the words ‘giant donkey d***’ into a message to a police detective.”
Joe says he has no intention of taking the joke out of his current set as he tours the UK with his More, More, More! How do you Lycett? show. The tour comes to the Manchester’s Palace Theatre on Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23.
He added: “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 he jokingly signed off: “The tour continues until September, unless I am jailed.”
@GiggleLyndsey tweeted: “Haha omg, sorry this happened but this has cracked me up. But also calling the police about a joke ffs wth?!” @The6millionPman replied: “I have witnessed this joke in Cardiff last week and can confirm it was hilarious.” And @SLSewandsew said: “The joke is both hilarious and horrifying in equal measures… the best type of joke.”