Comedian Joe Lycett investigated by police after his prank ‘offended’ audience member at stand-up performance

A British comedian was grounded after he discovered a joke he made during his stand-up performance was under police investigation.

Joe Lycett expressed his shock on Instagram when he realized that an audience member on his recent show was so offended by his prank that they reported it to the police.

“So someone came to my tour show a few weeks ago and was offended by one of the jokes. And their totally understandable response to this was… to call the damn police,” Lycett wrote on the platform.

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Comedian Joe Lycett reveals he was being investigated by the police for an abusive joke.
Comedian Joe Lycett reveals he was being investigated by the police for an abusive joke. (Instagram)

The 33-year-old said that although the police were “very nice” to him, they should continue with the investigation. Lycett was then forced to make a statement and give details about the joke he made, which was apparently about animal genitals.

“To be fair, the fuzz was very nice, but they felt they had a duty to investigate,” he explained. “This involved writing a statement explaining the context of the joke to them; I especially liked putting the words ‘giant donkey dk’ in a message to a police detective.”

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Lycett was pleased to hear that the investigation has now closed and he shared a screenshot of the police email confirming this on Instagram.

Comedian Joe Lycett reveals he was being investigated by the police for an abusive joke.
Joe Lycett was relieved to hear that the investigation has now been closed. (Instagram)

Charmed, and hopefully amused, the rozzers have since closed the case,” concluded the comedian. “You’ll be happy to hear that the joke – which I consider to be one of the best I’ve ever written – will stick firmly and proudly on the show. The tour will continue until September unless I am captured.”

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