Joe Lycett 'investigated' over joke after offended audience member calls police

Comedian Joe Lycett has revealed he was subject to an investigation while on tour after an audience member was so offended by a joke that they called the police.

The TV presenter and funnyman is currently travelling across the UK with his More, More, More: How do you Lycett tour – however it seems not everyone is a fan of his stand-up show.

The 33-year-old explained that he was visited by authorities after a complaint was made about a gag he made on stage, Chronicle Live reports.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, the Taskmaster star wrote: “So someone came to my tour show a few weeks ago and was offended by one of the jokes.

“And their perfectly understandable response to this was…to call the f***ing police.”

He continued “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**k,’ 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 written written – remains firmly and proudly in the show.”

He ended the post: “The tour continues until September, unless I am jailed.”

One of Joe’s fans who’s also been to see him in tour, replied: “We saw you in Derry the night after this ‘incident’ and am very relieved to hear that the giant donkey d**k is intact.”

Another responded: “In fairness, the coppers were more than likely stoked to meet you , and it would have been the most amusing investigation they’ve been involved in!”

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