Joe Lycett, consumer champion | Stand-up pilots a comedy take on Watchdog

Joe Lycett, consumer champion

Stand-up pilots a comedy take on Watchdog

Joe Lycett is piloting a new consumer affairs show that offers a comic twist on the likes of Watchdog.

In it, the comic will deliver ‘a hilarious dose of consumer justice on behalf of the people of Great Britain’, producers say. And a celebrity guest will also bring along their personal consumer gripe for Lycett to address.

The comic has long made a feature of escalating petty arguments into surreal epics in his work. A  video of him on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown describing how he contested a parking fine has been viewed more than two million times on YouTube alone, while his 2016 book  Parsnips, Buttered collected many of his absurd complaints letters and their responses. (Our review)

A not-for-broadcast run-through of the show, which has the working title  The Naughty Step, is due to be recorded in London next Thursday. Free audience tickets are available here.

Here’s that parking fine story:

Published: 13 Mar 2018

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