From Charlie Chaplin to Cary Grant, from Laurel & Hardy to Richard Curtis, from Monty Python to Simon Pegg - comedy is able to bridge social divides more than any other genre, which is why LOCO celebrate these films above all else. Through its annual London Comedy Film Festival, the non-profit organisation helps champion comedy filmmakers with training and exposure.
Between the 23rd - 26th of January, they will be showing screenings at BFI Southbank with tickets ranging from £8.50-£12.50. On the 11th January there will also be a pre-fest show of comedy shorts with a Q&A at 1pm. Any filmmakers out there are invited to then join in a Sketch Improv Workshop for £2.
As well as new productions, there will also be a screening of Dr. Strangelove, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. It will be shown on the 25th January at 6pm, and includes a Q&A with Jan Harlan.
Other events include a live sketch show on the 26th of January. This will be followed by a discussion about the golden era of sketches with hits such as popular hits such as The Catherine Tate Show and Little Britain.
A two-day course for the next generation of filmmakers can also be booked. You will meet commissioners, get advice about funding, enter festivals, working with agents, and making your first comedy.