Rik Mayall Night at Belfast Film Festival!!

Rik-Night-681x383Belfast Film Festival:

On Thursday, July 16 the Belfast Film Festival will have a special celebration of the late, great Rik Mayall. From The Young Ones to Blackadder, join our host Paul Currie as we celebrate Rik’s finest moments… Read the rest of this entry »

Vennart dedicates album The Demon Joke to Rik Mayall

fIn an interview with the Independent today, Vennart frontman Mike Vennart reveals that his first solo venture The Demon Joke is dedicated to not only his deceased father, but also comedian Rik Mayall. Here is why; 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.

Rik always wanted to be (More)

Most complained about Comic Relief ever . Desperate edits during the night turn show into PC fest . Fury at Rowan Atkinson . The end of comedy?

Rowan Atkinson last night

Rowan Atkinson last night

What should have been a triumphant return to TV after a long absence, turned into a bit of a nightmare for Rowan Atkinson on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday Rik Mayall -A big video tribute to the amazing comic!!

Hard to believe our favourite Young One is 54 already, but it is true.
So lets start today with a tribute to one of the UK’s most amazing comedians!! Read the rest of this entry »

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