Joe Lycett begs fans to attend Newcastle show

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Joe Lycett is struggling in the north east (Picture: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images)

Joe Lycett has only sold 150 tickets of his 10,000-capacity Newcastle show.

The 33-year-old comedian has appealed to fans keen to attend a gig at his ‘More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?’ tour to consider heading to the north east, because they can ‘get very close to the front of the stage’.

He said: ‘On this tour I’m doing arenas and I’ve supported Jack Whitehall at arenas, but I’ve never done my own tours there.

‘Newcastle arena is a 10,000-seater, and currently we’re at 150 tickets sold.

‘If anyone wants to come to the show, maybe a trip to Newcastle would be a nice time to go?

‘You can get very close to the front of the stage, and you may even end up being on the stage, who knows.

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While Joe – who is playing at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on September 21, 2022 – is struggling to sell some of his tickets up north, he admitted comedians tend to have a close bond and often look out for one another.

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His pal Sarah Millican once gifted him a car when he was first starting out, but he later found out she had urinated on the passenger seat, where he puts his sandwiches.

Speaking on Lorraine on Friday morning, the Great British Sewing Bee host said: ‘When I was starting out I had decided I would move back home because I didn’t have enough money to learn to drive and pay rent. So I went back home and I needed a car.

‘Sarah Millican was getting rid of an old car and she could’ve sold it but she said, “I’m just going to give it to you.”

‘She gave me this car and it was a nice gesture in some ways. But months later she went on Would I Lie To You? and told a story about how she needed the toilet on the motorway and just moved into the passenger seat and just did it into the seat.

‘She said, “Oh, I got it cleaned,” but that is the seat I put my sandwiches on. Thanks for the gift. She’s one of the most generous people.’

Last week, Joe made headlines after he stormed off set while on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

The host pointed out that in a picture of his garden, there was a white plastic Yop bottle – the kind he claimed earlier in the show he had stopped using – resulting in Joe frostily replying: ‘I didn’t realise I was on Newsnight…’

The comic then removed his mic pack and walked off set, and didn’t return after the ad break.

However, it later emerged that it had all been a pre-planned stunt to raise awareness around white and coloured PET plastic, which are much harder to recycle than clear, with Joe urging Yop to stop using the single-use plastic for their products.


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