Photographer Rich Hardcastle is crowdfunding to produce a hardback book containing portraits of comedians taken during his 25 year career.
The KickStarter page explains: “Whilst recently trawling old hard drives and negative files, Rich has discovered a treasure trove of rare and revealing early images of some of the greatest comedians to grace the stage before they were world famous. These never before seen images will be included alongside a comprehensive study of comedy subjects spanning twenty five years 1992 – 2017.”
Comedians featured in the book will include Noel Fielding (below), Ricky Gervais (who has also written a foreword for the book), Eddie Izzard, Vic and Bob, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, Rik Mayall and many more.
For those of you who love a bit of trivia, the film on the Kickstarter page is by Joe Lynn, who was also responsible for Luxury Comedy series 2 and live show documentaries.