22/06/2022

Comedian Joe Lycett Investigated By Police

Comedian Joe Lycett has said he was investigated by the police after an audience member made a complaint over what they claimed to be an offensive joke.

On an Instagram post he said that a complaint had been filed from one of his shows that referenced a donkey, however he did not say where it was made.

The PSNI confirmed that a complaint was made following a show in Belfast on 08 June.
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The PSNI statement, first reported by journalist Amanda Ferguson, confirmed that enquiries were made and no offences found.

He wrote: "To be fair to them the fuzz were very nice about it all but felt they had a duty to investigate. This involved me writing a statement explaining the context of the joke for them; I particularly enjoyed putting the words 'giant donkey d*** into a message to a police detective.

"Charmed, and hopefully amused, the rozzers have since closed the matter. You'll be pleased to know that the joke - which I consider to be one of the best I've ever written - remains firmly and proudly in the show."

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