Found Footage Festival Returns To Bristol With All-New Show

29th August 2018, 8pm-10pm

Admission: £12


Comedians Unearth Their Naughtiest VHS Treasures At Arnolfini

Childhood friends Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are back after their two sell-out shows at Cube cinema in 2017, 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 Arnolfini,  29th 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.

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

The Found Footage Festival debuted its first show in New York City in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows each year across the U.S. and Canada, including Just For Laughs Festival and Bonnaroo. The fest has been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and National Public Radio and has been named a critics’ pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times. The FFF can also be seen on the TruTV series, “Late Night Snack,” in the hit documentary “Winnebago Man,” and in their book, “VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era.”


Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties,” at a McDonald’s in their home state of Wisconsin. Since then, they have compiled the world’s largest collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos. Pickett, a writer for The Onion, and Prueher, a former staffer at The Colbert Report and the Late Show with David Letterman are also the masterminds behind the Kenny “K-Strass” Strasser, Chef Keith, and Chop & Steele pranks that hit local morning TV news shows across the Midwest and have since racked up millions of hits on YouTube.


●       “Hysterical and brilliant” – Time Out London

●       “A comedy sensation” – The Guardian

●        “Carrying the torch for all the odd video gems out there” – John C. Reilly

●       “Will have you chuckling so hard you may require medical attention” – Beyond the Joke

●       “This pair and their videos will have you in stitches, shouting at a screen that can’t answer back” – Three Weeks

●       “So much fun” – Fest’s ‘One to Watch’ in 2017

●       “Skull-crushingly funny…Bank on a big crowd and more than a few laugh” – A.V. Club

●       “The biggest collection of weird videos I’ve ever seen” – Jimmy Fallon

●       “A unique film festival designed to appeal to those who enjoy the voyeuristic embarrassment of catching a neighbour playing air guitar or relish the contrived story lines of corporate training videos” – Harmon Leon, Wired

●      “The arbiters of awesome odd ephemera” – Mashable



29th August 2018, 8pm-10pm

Admission: £12

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