Joe Lycett reveals he's been working on a secret stunt for THREE years

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17 Feb 2022, 17:15

The comedian extraordinaire hasn't just been busy changing his name to Hugo Boss, campaigning against 'greenwashing' outside of Shell and parodying Sue Gray's 'leaked' docs, he's also been focussing on a 'secret stunt'.

He told fans on Twitter: “Three years ago I devised a secret stunt. It became the longest and most complicated stunt I’ve ever done.

“It involved aliases, opening fake companies, drag queens, scary phone calls from the police, Strictly Come Dancing, angry MPs, news headlines and a giant unicorn."

He continued: “At any point, I could’ve been found out and the whole thing would’ve been ruined. But I wasn’t. And now it’s done.

"If you’ve seen previews, thank you for coming, and keep keeping the secrets.”

Need to know more? You'll have to go and see his new standup show.

Talking about his recent Sue Gray work, he told fans: “I wrote some jokes on Twitter, some dumb people (some in our government) found them plausible rather than funny and now I’m in most of the newspapers. I write comedy sometimes as a way of using anger.”

He said he was 'angry right now probably for the same reason many other people are angry' after his best friend died from cancer in 2020 but he was unable to be there for him 'because I was following the rules'.

“So I suppose like thousands of others with their own stories, I’m angry about that.”