Rik Mayall’s first interview

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largeIt’s two years since we lost one of comedy’s brightest stars. In honour of Rik Mayall’s death day, here is his first ever interview from 1981. Continue reading

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BBC stalling on Brittas Empire revival?

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brittasnAfter an extremely positive reaction to the announcement of Brittas Empire returning, the BBC is inexplicably seems to be stalling the idea to indefinitely.
Jane Noriss, the wife of original writer and creator Andrew Norriss revealed this to a fan asking about the series return: Continue reading

Is TV’s new “ironic” racism still racism in a different package?

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ComedySymsbolNew article for ThyBlackman
Hey, guys!! Are you watching comedy these days? It’s never been funnier!!
There is this brilliant new thing it’s called “ironic racism”.
What is this? It is very funny, actually and there are several forms of it about: Continue reading

Ade Edmondson is fed up with comedy

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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”. Continue reading