James Acaster's no Joe Lycett... | Poster confusion on the London Underground

James Acaster's no Joe Lycett...

Poster confusion on the London Underground

comedyHe’s the king of the prank – and it looks like Joe Lycett’s been up another of his tricks.

London commuters have been baffled and amused by a series of posters going up on the underground promoting his gigs at the SSE Arena in Wembley next September.

But instead of pictures of the Brummie funnyman, they show James Acaster.

Among those commenting were fellow stand-up Imran Yusuf, who spotted one of the posters at Euston station, and made a quip about all white comedians looking the same…

Lycett has not yet said anything about the posters – and Chortle has approached his publicists for comment – but he did post a typically offbeat casting call on his Twitter feed this morning.

He is looking for someone to play ‘the OG’ Jesus ins a ‘Notivity’ play being filmed for his forthcoming Channel 4 show.

In a description certain to outrage conservatives, this Jesus can be any gender, body type, race, height, width and girth – they just have to be in Birmingham on December 22 and ‘willing to work with Kim Woodburn’.

The person selected will be ‘birthed’ on the show, Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do!

Published: 2 Dec 2021

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