25 years of the LADS!!

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson’s Bottom is 25 today!!
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Happy Birthday Rik Mayall

RikRik Mayall would have been 58 today. Read the rest of this entry »

Bottom day!!

It was 21 years ago today that the final episode of Bottom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson aired! Watch the last episode here:

Halloween watch: Bottom – Terror -Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall : 28 years of B’Stard 24 years of Bottom

11703072_10207202575773504_3571426827925032029_nIt’s still hard to believe that Rik Mayall is gone. It is equally hard to believe that two of his most important shows are now 28 and 24 years old successively. Read the rest of this entry »

Rik Mayall his last interview “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!!”

escapeToday marks the one year anniversary of the death of Rik Mayall.
A day before he died Rik was in Portugal, recording scenes for a Dutch Movie called “The Escape”.
On the set he gave an interview to the Dutch media. He talked about the movie, his love of acting and his plans.
Funny and endearing as always he spend most of the interview joking about his old comedy partner Adrian Edmondson.
An extract here: Read the rest of this entry »

Rik Mayall His Last Years …

RikToday, one year ago we lost Rik Mayall. A year after the event it feels as unbelievable as the moment I heard. I still expect him to return with a new show or appear somewhere.

The most tragic thing is that we lost Rik just when we are getting him back. He was on the verge of a TV comeback.

Over the years he had developed a love hate relationship with TV. Read the rest of this entry »

On Rik Mayall’s Birthday: Why Comic Relief should pay tribute to the rebel that put them on the map!

imagesIHL963Z1Today marks what would be Rik Mayall’s 57th birthday. It’s the first milestone since his tragic early death last year.

Rik was one of my first comic loves. He “raised” me, in a way, and yes I might be more prone to thinking in double entendres as a consequence, but it left me an open minded free spirited person too. His work made a difference for me and many of my generation and for many “young ones” as well. He kicked against those in power and said that you should be who you want to be.
His character in Bottom Richard Richard was a pan-sexual gender queer and no-one was bothered by it. Least of all Rik: he loved to toy with peoples minds and expectations, most of his characters were bi in some shape or rebels.

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Ade Edmondson is fed up with comedy

BottomEarlier this year Rik Mayall told Daily Express’ Day & Night that comedy partner Ade Edmondson had pulled out of a new series of their hit show Bottom because he thought it “wasn’t working”. Read the rest of this entry »

Rik Mayall was not impressed by Exeter honour

rikRik Mayall may not be impressed with his honorary doctorate awarded him by the University of Exeter in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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