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Joe Lycett Vs The Oil Giant coming to Channel 4

EXTRACTS FROM BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE: Thursday 7th October 2021, 6:24pm

  • Channel 4 will air one hour documentary special Joe Lycett Vs The Oil Giant later in October
  • The special will see the comedian focusing on the corporate practice of ‘greenwashing’ at energy company Shell
  • He says: “The things I’ve learned making this documentary have been shocking”

Joe Lycett is to present a one-hour Channel 4 documentary looking at the corporate practice of ‘greenwashing’.

Joe Lycett Vs The Oil Giant (a working title) will be produced by the same production company that makes his consumer justice comedy show Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back.

The channel says: “Comedian and consumer champion Joe Lycett is set to interrogate the troubling problem of greenwashing, a practice where companies exaggerate their green credentials in their marketing output. The new one-off observational film for Channel 4 will air ahead of COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which kicks off later this month in Glasgow.”

The documentary will see Lycett specifically focus his efforts on energy giant Shell, their marketing, and “their continued exploration for new oil reserves.”

Executive producer Morgan Roberts adds: “It is a joy to be working with Joe on his most ambitious, most daunting project yet. The documentary sees a lovely, fearless, mild-mannered man from Birmingham take on one of the most powerful companies on earth. It seems like a fair fight to us.”

Joe Lycett Vs The Oil Giant will air on Channel 4 later in October as part of a raft of Climate Change programming.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD: Comedian Joe Lycett stages stunt outside Shell HQ in London

The TV star danced and showed a parody advert outside the oil giant’s offices to raise awareness about “greenwashing”.

Joe Lycett staged a stunt outside Shell’s HQ in London to campaign against the company’s “greenwashing”.

The comedian, 33, arrived outside the offices in a yellow bus painted with a mural of a mock Shell advert featuring the caption “We’re turning our carbon emissions green for earth day”.

He and several dancers then performed a routine that culminated in Lycett being sprayed with grey paint to represent oil.

A parody television advert starring Lycett was then shown outside the firm’s HQ.

Metro: Joe Lycett doused in ‘oil’ as he stages climate stunt outside Shell’s HQ.

Independent: (WITH VIDEO CLIP): ‘Do you sell petrol?’: Comedian Joe Lycett stages stunt outside Shell HQ in London

Joe Lycett staged a stunt outside Shell HQ in London to campaign against the company’s “greenwashing”.

The comedian arrived outside the offices in a yellow bus painted with a mural of a mock Shell advert with the caption: “We’re turning our carbon emissions green for Earth day”.

Wearing a tuxedo and a pair of sunglasses, Lycett then walked towards the building asking to buy some fuel and his routine culminated in being sprayed with grey paint to represent oil.

The stunt was filmed as part of a documentary called Joe Lycett vs The Oil Giant.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD: Comedian Joe Lycett stages stunt outside Shell HQ in London

The TV star danced and showed a parody advert outside the oil giant’s offices to raise awareness about “greenwashing”.
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