Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
Childhood friends Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are back in London, serving up their dirtiest, most disturbing, and patently misguided VHS finds from 25 years of collecting.
The Found Footage Festival, America’s acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will bring its new 2018 show to Soho Theatre, at the end of August.
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Comedians Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
‘A comedy sensation.’Guardian
Highlights of the new show include:
A home movie documenting a debaucherous holiday weekend in rural Michigan
A New Age exercise video demonstrating a process called “testicle breathing”.
The “sexy” hype video for a 1980s pro wrestling duo called The Fabulous Ones.
Behind-the-scenes footage from a fishing-themed calendar called Women in Waders.
'Will have you chuckling so hard you may require medical attention.’
'This pair and their videos will have you in stitches, shouting at a screen that can’t answer back.’
‘Skull-crushingly funny…Bank on a big crowd and more than a few laughs.’
'The biggest collection of weird videos I’ve ever seen.’
‘Carrying the torch for all the odd video gems out there.’