Joe Lycett, Dudley Town Hall – Review
Razor-sharp wit, mischievous anecdotes and sarcastic humour are the makings for a fine Friday night, but throw comedian Joe Lycett into the mix, and you’re on to a winner.
It took just a matter of seconds for the audience to bow down to the Brummie comedian, filling Dudley Town Hall with roars of laughter before Lycett’s stand-up routine had even begun.
Revellers brave enough to fall to his comedic demands quickly became the butt of his jokes, much to the amusement of the sell-out crowd, which included fans travelling as far as Blackpool and London.
Cheeky remarks about Dudley went down a treat, while a risqué Twitter game to see how funny the audience was saw fans whip out their phones, in an attempt to craft lewd takes on celeb names.
His satirical efforts to troll unsuspecting victims online under a series of aliases might appear as child-like fun at first, but in fact prove to be ingenious comedy which actually make a lot of sense.
Tales of daring email scraps will not only get you wondering how he gets away with his brutally honest but comical letters, but just how almost anything can be given a light-hearted spin.
He might not have been quite on hometurf, but Lycett seemed humbled by the endless cheers, giggles and applause he won during his I’m About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett gig.
“I love being in Dudley. I’m so glad I’m here. Thank you for coming to my show, it’s really overwhelming.
“I loved the gig, I knew I would. You’ve been amazing”, he told his crowd.
From the moment he strolled on to the stage, he had complete control over the audience. Musings about his Kings Heath abode and life in the second city, to run-ins with Olympic diver Tom Daley, just prove how perfectly Lycett engineers a comedy gold mine. He just made it look so easy.