Joe Lycett claims his recent comments about Liz Truss caused sales for his comedy tour to “explode”.
The comic was featured on the BBC’s political debate show sunday with Laura Kuensberg on 4.9.
During his appearance, Lycett claimed to be a “right-wing” Tory supporter and sarcastically expressed his expectation that Liz Truss would be named the next Prime Minister.
“I know there has been criticism The Post on Sunday today on left liberal comedians on the BBC,” he said. “Actually, I’m very right-wing and I love it. I thought she gave great clear answers. I know exactly what she’s up to.”
He continued the joke the following day (Monday 5th September) when Truss was officially announced as Boris Johnson’s successor, tweeting: “Yes @trussliz absolutely smashed it baby!!!”
Clips of his comments quickly went viral on social media, with people hailing him as a “genius” for his mischievous antics.
He expressed his delight at the excitement by saying he was “heading to the framemakers” for a front page commemoration Daily mail Headline referring to his remarks.
On Tuesday (September 6), Lycett announced that recent media attention has given him a boost in ticket sales for his ongoing tour. More more more! How does Lycet work? How does Lycet work?
“FYI since coming out as right wing my tour sales have skyrocketed,” he tweeted, before adding a link to buy tickets and the hashtags: #staywokestaybroke #fairplaytojanet.
Lycett has built a certain reputation for his political pranks and comments. He previously published a fake Sue Gray report which some Tory MPs believed was genuine.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/news/comedian-joe-lycett-tickets-liz-truss-bbc-b2161524.html Comedian Joe Lycett says his ticket sales have “exploded” since he “came out as right-wing”.