The LOCO London Comedy Film Festival opens tonight at the BFI Southbank.
It's the UK’s only international comedy film festival and will be running from January 22 to January 25, doing its best to cheer up London in the most miserable month of the year.
LOCO was set up as a not-for-profit foundation that champions original comedy cinema.
Reya El-Salahi went down to speak with those attending and got a chance to speak with Matthew Macfadyen, who discussed the differences between serious and comedic work and why he completely disagrees with the snobbishness that sometimes surrounds light-hearted work. He also lets Reya know that he can't handle his "chronic" giggles.
She spoke to Denise Hicks, the festival's organiser. Denise talked Reya through the festival's program and explained the breadth of film they show.
Reya also caught up with Ben Hopkins, whose film Lost in Karastan premieres at the festival. He told Reya that he considers the London premiere to be the most important.