The new Mr Saturday Night...
Big break for Joe Lycett
Former Chortle Student Comedy Award-winner Joe Lycett has scored his first TV break – straight into a regular role on prime-time Saturday night show.
The BBC One show invites people with ‘unique skills’ to put them to the test, with a comedy panel passing judgement on how well they performed the challenges.
In its call for participants, the BBC said: ‘Do you have a totally mind-boggling talent? Can you do something utterly amazing that no one has seen before?
Can you perform an incredible physical feat, do you have a bonkers invention or do you have a record breaking collection of weird and wonderful items? The more bizarre the better but singers and dancers need not apply.’
Lycett broke the ‘silly news’ on Twitter, adding: ‘Thanks for all the congrats. I'm terrified but then I was terrified about Alton Towers today and had a great time.’
The show is being recorded in front of a live studio audience in July and August – see our Free Tickets page to apply – for broadcast later this summer.
Lycett, who has been a stand-up for little over three years, won the 2009 Chortle Student Comedy Award, and was named best newcomer at the main Chortle Awards last year.
- The final of this year’s student awards takes place at the Edinburgh Fringe, at Assembly George Square at 4pm. on August 28. Tickets.
Posted: 17 Jun 2011