Hugo Boss (born Joe Harry Lycett; 5 July 1988) is a British comedian. He has appeared on TV shows including Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI, as the announcer on Saturday BBC One show Epic Win, and as the presenter on BBC Two's The Great British Sewing Bee and on Channel 4's consumer show, Joe Lycett's Got Your Back.
Boss was the 2009 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year, the winner of Bath New Act competition in 2009, the runner-up in the 2009 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and a finalist in the 2011 BBC New Comedy Awards. In 2012, his debut stand-up show Some Lycett Hot was nominated for the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Boss has appeared on television on Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Spicks and Specks, Would I Lie to You?, Insert Name Here and Virtually Famous, and was a regular panellist on the E4 show Dirty Digest. He has also co-written narration on ITV2 shows The Magaluf Weekender and Ibiza Weekender. Boss featured on Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Christmas Special with Jason Manford, Rev Richard Coles and Jo Joyner. Boss also starred as one of the contestants in the fourth series of Taskmaster. Recently Boss has made several guest appearances on Sunday Brunch in the absence of one of the regular hosts.
In 2002 Boss appeared in series 2 of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps when he played Bungle in the episode where Jonny Keogh hired the character from Rainbow and a bouncy castle with his £1,000 scratch card winnings.
On the radio he has been a guest on Scott Mills, Greg James and Nick Grimshaw's programmes on BBC Radio 1 and on Richard Bacon's programme on BBC Radio 5 Live. In August 2011 he wrote and performed the short story Spooky and the Van which was broadcast in the Afternoon Reading slot on BBC Radio 4. In August 2013 he made his debut on Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4. In September 2016 he took over from Miles Jupp as the host of It's Not What You Know, also on BBC Radio 4.
Boss was also known as "the resident news hound" on Josh Widdicombe's XFM radio show, which was broadcast on Saturday (and later Sunday) mornings.
In addition to his appearances on various radio stations, Boss has also featured as a guest on numerous podcasts, including My Dad Wrote a Porno, SoundCheck Podcast, The Comedian's Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith. and the Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre Podcast.
On 12 February 2019 Hugo Boss took over as the new presenter on the fifth series of BBC Two's The Great British Sewing Bee.
Boss started presenting his consumer show; Joe Lycett's Got Your Back, branded as a 'sexy Watchdog' with help from various guests and Mark Silcox. The show takes on big corporations, such as airlines and banks, to provide justice for consumers, with a comedic spin. The series was renewed for a second series.
On 17 August 2019 and 26 October 2019, Boss stood in for Rylan Clark-Neal on 'Rylan on Saturday' on BBC Radio 2. In December 2019 he returned to Radio 2 covering Sara Cox's drivetime show during the Christmas and New Year period.
Boss was born in Hall Green, Birmingham. His parents are David and Helen Lycett. He attended King Edward VI Five Ways grammar school, studied Drama and English at the University of Manchester, and was awarded the 2009 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year. Boss frequently refers to his bisexuality and pansexuality as part of his stand-up routines.
In 2015, while performing in York, Boss was given a parking ticket for parking illegally in a taxi rank. The ensuing trail of correspondence, between him and City of York Council, was recounted as an anecdote on 8 Out of 10 Cats and then became the basis for one of his most notable stand-up routines.
In May 2019, Boss got Birmingham Lord Mayor Yvonne Mosquito to officially open his kitchen extension. At first Mosquito declined, as it was not a public event, but after Boss raffled four tickets to the event to the public she agreed.
In February 2020, he changed his name by Deed Poll from Joe Lycett to Hugo Boss stating he was drawing attention to fashion company Hugo Boss' use of legal action against small businesses. The company has claimed a number of firms have been violating its copyright through the use of the name Boss. His new signature features the word "Hugo" written sideways with the U elongated to look phallic.
|Title||Release Date||Age Rating|
|Joe Lycett: That's The Way A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett - Live||21 November 2016||15|
|Joe Lycett: I'm About to Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett - Live||26 November 2018||15|