Get ready, London! And other British places! Because the Found Footage Festival kicks off its first-ever UK tour on 29 June.

Devised by Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher - whose credits include The Onion and Late Show With David Letterman - the Found Footage Festival began life in New York City in 2004, and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows across North America.

And what is it, exactly? Well, it's a night in which Pickett and Prueher host a collection of odd, hilarious and oddly hilarious footage that they've found on VHS tapes at garage sales and charity shops over the past 20 years. Imagine Popcorn Comedy mixed with Clive James On Television and you're halfway there.

Pickett and Prueher's new show has been created especially for British audiences and its highlights include "exercise tapes from the '80s and '90s", a video featuring a woman "whose enthusiasm for craft sponging borders on psychotic" and much, much more.

You can get tickets for the tour here. Check out the full list of UK dates below - and below that, five examples of the gems Pickett and Prueher have found - with their illuminating comments about each.

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 June (9:30pm) - London - Soho Theatre

Sunday 1 July (8:30pm doors) - Brighton - Komedia

Monday 2 July (8:30pm doors) - Bristol - Watershed

Tuesday 3 July (8:30pm doors) - Liverpool - The Kazimier

Wednesday 4 July (8:30pm doors) - Manchester - Night & Day Café

Thursday 5 July (9pm) - Leeds - Hyde Park Picture House

Friday 6 July (9pm) - Birmingham - The Electric Cinema

Sunday 8 July (8pm) - Glasgow - Glasgow Film Theatre

Sunday 10 July (7:30pm) - Belfast - Black Box

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  • Carnival In Rio

    "We found this 1983 travel video, starring a young and horny Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a bargain bin at a video store in New York. Best $2 we ever spent."

  • John & Johnny

    "One of our earliest finds, this tape is from an early home shopping channel called "America's Value Network," featuring the most obnoxious man who has ever lived. Get ready to cringe."

  • Rejuvenique

    "When you see a horrifying facial electrocution mask at a thrift shop, you pick it up. Luckily for us, it came with an instructional video on how to use it. Watch this video now, then prepare to see it again in your nightmares."

  • What I Want

    "One of America's biggest exports in the 90s was New Age bullshit. Witness it firsthand in this footage from a self help workshop in which participants are encouraged to share their life dreams."

  • BB Bunny

    "Not sure if there's an equivalent to public access television in the UK, but we thank our lucky stars every day that we've got it in America. This clip comes from a 1983 public access TV show in Arizona, starring amateur animal trainer Jenny Getter and her "trained" rabbit, BB Bunny."