Comedian walked off stage in shame after telling Madeleine McCann joke

COMEDIAN Joe Lycett revealed he once walked off stage in shame after telling a joke about missing Madeleine McCann.

The 33-year-old said he was doing a stand-up challenge at a club while at university.

Live At The Apollo star Joe told the Changes podcast: “People get up and the audience have cards.

“If they don’t like you they put the card up and you get gonged.

“I had one joke which was about Madeleine.

“Silence was the reaction of the room.

“I wasn’t gonged off, I just walked off.

“I was mortified.

“Friends there didn’t want to be with me.

“I thought comedy was saying something shocking.”

Madeleine vanished on holiday in Portugal in 2007 aged three.