Start date announced for Joe Lycett’s new Friday night TV chat show coming live from Birmingham

Birmingham comedian Joe Lycett will be broadcasting live from the banks of the Digbeth canals for Channel 4’s new Friday night chat show

Brummie comedian Joe Lycett is one of the most popular comedians in the country right now. He certainly knows how to make headlines and isn’t shy of controversy either.

He’s been outspoken on big political issues in recent months, such as Liz Truss’ brief stint as Prime Minister and the Qatar World Cup.

And the Hall Green-born comedian - who previously presented BBC Two‘s The Great British Sewing Bee and Channel 4‘s Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back - will soon join the likes of Graham Norton in having his own chat show.

The new show, Late Night Lycett, will be broadcast live from the host’s home city of Birmingham - on the banks of the Digbeth canals no less - and a start date has now been announced.

When does it air?

The show will begin later this month on Friday, March 31. Lycett revealed the news on his Twitter page on Wednesday evening (March 15). In a post on his page, he wrote: “Late Night Lycett, my chaotic new TV show LIVE from Birmingham launches 31st March at 10pm on Channel 4. It’ll be queer, fun and VERY Brummie.”

What is the show about?

Channel 4 says the brand-new 5x60 weekly Friday night comedy show will be broadcast live from Birmingham - with a live audience and celebrity guests.

A Channel 4 spokesperson said: “Following the success of Channel 4’s ‘Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party’ last year, for which Joe has been nominated for a National Comedy Award, he will be back broadcasting live from his hometown of Birmingham for five weeks.

“Each Friday a mix of Joe’s community of local legends, LGBTQ+ heroes and allies will join him alongside celebrities and big-name guests from the worlds of comedy, television, music and film.

“Joe will take a look back at the week in a way only he can – combining his unique brand of mischief and mayhem with his singular style of comedy. Shot on the banks of Birmingham’s canals, the show is expected to bring a touch of Hollywood sparkle to Digbeth.”

Joe Lycett
Joe Lycett
Joe Lycett

What Joe Lycett said about his new chat show?

Joe Lycett said: “I’m absolutely psyched and naturally very nervous about hosting a weekly live show from Birmingham, but it has been a dream of mine for many years and I look forward to some (controlled) late night chaos.”