Joe Lycett’s Australia tour continues to see success as comedian announces extra show for Adelaide
Joe Lycett has announced an extra show in Adelaide due to the success of his stand up shows in Australia.
Joe Lycett has taken to Twitter to announce he’s putting on an extra show for his Australian fans this week. The comedian, 34, from Birmingham, has performed his stand up show at several venues across New Zealand and Australia so far.
Due to the success during Joe’s time down under, he’s decided to add another show to the Adelaide leg of his tour. He wrote on Twitter: “Adelaide! I put on an extra show this Thursday at Thebarton Theatre if you fancy it. Some tix left”.
Aussie fans were delighted to see the Late Night Lycett host will be performing on consecutive nights at Thebarton theatre. One keen fan replied to the announcement, saying: “Done. Thanks for that, we are heading to Adelaide this week.”
Many of Joe’s 1.3 million followers also responded to congratulate him on his recent BAFTA win. Another Australian user wrote: “If you’re in Adelaide GO - it’s an awesome show! Congratulations 🎉 on your BAFTA win too @joelycett - well deserved!!!”
The comedian was awarded a BAFTA onSunday 14 May for his controversial feature entitled ‘Joe Lycett vs Beckham: Got Your Back’. In the feature he criticised footballer David Beckham for his connection with Qatar as he promoted the country during the 2022 World Cup. The location was scrutinised worldwide, especially by members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. Human rights issues in Qatar especially impact on gay and trans individuals, as well as many others.
In the acceptance speech for the award, the show’s producer, James Kirkwood, dedicated the win to all those who are still being discriminated against in Qatar.
The acceptance speech also poked fun at This Morning presenter, Holly Willoughby, who recently took a week off from the show amid conflict with her co-star Phillip Schofield. She explained to fans her absence was because she had contracted shingles. The producer for Joe’s show read from his phone with Joe absent from the awards, saying: “Joe says, ‘I’m sorry I can’t be with you, but according to my PR team I have shingles’.”