Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Brummie comedian Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back from Rumpus Media, following a successful pilot.
The series will follow comedian Joe Lycett, who grew up and still lives in Hall Green, as he turns his well-honed skills of complaining to dish out a hilarious dose of consumer justice on behalf of the people of the UK.
Known for his epic escalating battles with officials as he lodges complaints and talks his way out of almost anything, including his now infamous parking fine, Joe Lycett is turning his hand to helping out the great British public with all their genuine consumer complaints.
From scams and poor customer service to shocking practices and unacceptable consumer standards the series will cover a range of consumer gripes, feature stories relating to consumer issues and go undercover in Joe‘s quest for consumer justice. The approach may be humorous but the results could be life changing.
Joe said: “Having spent most of my life sending arsey emails to companies and local councils it is a great treat to now have an amazing crack team to escalate my consumer rights fight and needlessly waste corporate time. If you’ve been scammed, messed about by a company, or just want to contest a parking fine, then worry not: I’ve got your back.”
Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, was commissioned by Factual Entertainment commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby and will be made by Rumpus Media. Executive producers from Rumpus are Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush.
Sarah Lazenby said: “Joe Lycett is a rare talent, who manages to publically lampoon everyone from parking wardens to Donald Trump with wit, warmth and utter charm. His infamous tirades against petty injustices are totally on point and we’re delighted that following a hugely successful pilot we are commissioning a series of his uniquely authored consumer show for Channel 4”
Emily Hudd, Joint Managing Director, Rumpus Media added: “Joe has a rare gift in that he manages to make complaining funny, charming and ultimately effective. He’s outraged by injustice and has an indefatigable appetite for fighting the good fight on behalf of the British public until he gets genuine results. We can’t wait for him to channel that mischievous tenacity into this series which we’re delighted to be making for Channel 4.”
This article also appeared on the sister publication of News on News – Birmingham Digest.