"Friday’s gala was extraordinary, I was just bowled over. The best thing is hearing so many people laugh at these old movies... they left with big smiles on their faces."
"BBC Radio Bristol's Phil Hammond broadcast live from Slapstick Festival 2015 on Saturday, chatting to Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden aka The Goodies, and Neil Innes and Denise Coffey"
"It seemed only right that the 11th Slapstick Festival should culminate with the appearance of Reeves & Mortimer, the finest British comedy duo since Morecambe & Wise."
"It's rare that today's cinema audiences get to experience what our forebears experienced watching silent comedy on a big screen... that's why Bristol's Slapstick Festival is so special"
"... we are delighted to see this year's award going to Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, in recognition of the attention they have paid to using visual and physical gags throughout their careers"
"... what better way to watch such films than in a huge hall with hundreds of other people, replicating the way our ancestors would have watched them almost 100 years previously."