Stand-up comic Steve Best has been taking pictures in comedy club dressing rooms for years. He's now collected together a number of his pictures for a book called Comedy Snapshot - it's a great publication which really captures what a diverse and interesting bunch of people travel the country in the quest to make audiences laugh.
The book not only features unique pictures (ranging from A-list stars to those just starting out), it also contains some rather interesting facts too, written by the comedians themselves. Steve has kindly allowed us to share a few of the more surprising facts here:
"I love to dance. My brother Pete was a soul boy, furry dice style, and used to take me to Northern Soul nights."
Sean Lock, July 2011.
"I have an international rally driving licence."
Jo Brand, October 2013.
"In one of my first ever appearances doing stand-up, on live television, I had a total meltdown, started to babble unintelligibly and began taking my clothes off."
Kitty Flanagan, August 2009.
"I wrote a fully published erotic novel once, writing as a woman."
Brett Goldstein, November 2010.
"I collected Pokemon and still have every card in a box in my room."
Jack Whitehall, December 2010.
"I gave my flat away as a prize in a pub quiz."
Paul Pirie, May 2009.
"My dad once saw Adolf Hitler in the flesh."
Mark Maier, November 2010.
To find out about Comedy Snapshot, see some more of the 440 portraits contained within, and to purchase a copy visit www.comedysnapshot.com