The series of 6×60 will be produced by Rumpus Media and My Options Were Limited.
The new series commission follows the previously announced Late Night Lycett Christmas Special (W/T) which is due to air later this year.
Joe Lycett said: “The first series of Late Night Lycett was the most fun I’ve ever had making TV. From Paul Chuckle destroying my local corner shop to Katherine Ryan being trapped on a floating barge, the whole thing feels like a crazed fever dream. I can’t wait to go bigger and wilder in series two.”
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at Channel 4, said: “The first series of Late Night Lycett was a blast of classic Channel 4 anarchy while also breaking new ground in live comedy entertainment. We are so proud of this show, and we can’t wait to create more Friday night chaos with Joe, the brilliant team at Rumpus and, of course, Linda Biscuits.”
Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4 said: “Joe is a phenomenal talent and a brilliant, bonkers human being – and Late Night Lycett is the perfect reflection of his personality. The first series overflowed with creative joy, balanced with real heart; it was also really bloody funny. I can’t wait to bring it back.”
Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4 said: “I’m utterly thrilled we are returning to Digbeth and can’t wait to see the unpredictable mayhem Joe has planned to top the first series. Will Richard Yewtree return, or will it “finally have been proved”? Will Hardev finally remember which celeb is running his shop? Will Linda Biscuits behave? What will Joe do to top giving away his actual car? Anything can happen and I can’t wait to find out.”
Emily Hudd, Rumpus Media joint Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled that Late Night Lycett will be going live again. To collaborate with Joe is always a dream and we’re hoping to work with more local talent new to the industry again through our trainee scheme.”
Late Night Lycett is a co-production between Rumpus Media and My Options Were Limited, commissioned by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment, and Steven Handley and Tom Beck, Commissioning Editors, for Channel 4. The Executive Producers are Ian Wimbush and Emily Hudd for Rumpus Media and Joe Lycett for My Options Were Limited. The Director of Production is Lucy Rothery for Rumpus Media.
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