British Comedian Joe Lycett Investigated By Police Over A Standup Joke
British comedian Joe Lycett said he was investigated by police after an audience member complained about a joke after one of his shows.
Lycett took to Instagram Tuesday to discuss the dilemma and inform the public that authorities have closed the case.
He posted a message sent by police confirming the case was 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—–g police.”
“This involved me writing a statement explaining the context of the joke for them; I particularly enjoyed putting the words ‘giant donkey d–k’ into a message to a police detective,” he continued.
“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,” the 33-year-old stated.
He concluded the caption with, “The tour continues until September, unless I am jailed.”
Lycett has shown up on various comedy shows like Taskmaster and QI, along with several publicity stunts.
Back in March 2020, he temporarily changed his name to Hugo Boss, after the brand tried to use trademark claims against small businesses and other organizations that use the name “boss.”