Joe Lycett is hosting a big queer Christmas house party - live from his Birmingham hometown. The 90-minute festive spectacular will see the comedian and consumer warrior celebrate the return of Christmas as only Joe knows how.
LIVE Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! will get the yuletide party started in sparkling style complete with a large dose of Joe’s trademark wit and a side order of tinsel. Packed to the rafters with special guests, musical performances and stand-up comedy, the live show will celebrate all things queer. The specially invited audience will be the real stars of the show – made up of LGBTQ+ icons, allies of the LGBTQ+ community, and local heroes in addition to some people who may well be in for some devilish surprises from Joe.
The action won’t just stay indoors however as we’ll have fun games, twists and turns and will feature Birmingham as you’ve never seen it before. Will Joe find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice? Expect presents, snow, a veritable feast of shimmering seasonal goodies and lots of laughs as Joe becomes the angel atop Channel 4’s Christmas Tree.
Joe Lycett said, “This show combines three of my favourite things - LGBTQ+ culture, Birmingham and chaotic live television. Queer creativity outside of London is the most exciting it has been in years and I can’t wait to introduce Channel 4 viewers to our colourful and anarchic world, with some silliness and a few laughs thrown in.”
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events at Channel 4 said, "Joe Lycett is undoubtedly one of the UK’s best comedic talents and a key Channel 4 face. We’re very proud to be the home for his live Christmas extravaganza and look forward to working with him in 2022 and beyond.”
Steven Handley, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4 added, “After last year’s dreadful Christmas, I’m thrilled that Joe will be bringing back the yuletide lolz with a big queer party full of Ho, Ho, Huns LIVE from his hometown of Birmingham. With a smorgasbord of campery and Joe’s trademark mischief, it’s going to be the anarchic festive treat we all need!”
Alan Thorpe, Series Producer for Rumpus Media said, "It’s all kicking off in Birmingham this Christmas thanks to the brilliantly funny Joe Lycett and I'm thrilled to be working with Mummy herself. Joe's unadulterated festive mayhem will redefine the silly season. Happy Queer Christmas one and all!"
LIVE Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! was commissioned by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events and Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4. The 1 x 90’ programme is a Rumpus Media co-production with My Options Were Limited; the Executive Producers are Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush and the Series Producer is Alan Thorpe. LIVE Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! will TX during the festive period on Channel 4.