Rik Mayall dribbling picture from Kerrang magazine
1984, Magazine Articles

The Bachelor Boy – Extra Kerrang! 1984

The Bachelor Boy RIK MAYALL (pictured right) KEVIN TURVEY (also pictured right) and DAVE DICKSON all discuss their latest best-sellers and explain why everyone should vote for Mrs Thatcher next time around A FEW issues of the regular, fortnightly Kerrang! back Howard Johnson dallied with the name of Friedrich Nietzsche (a decidedly dangerous course) and… Continue reading The Bachelor Boy – Extra Kerrang! 1984

The Young Ones, Your Stories

Recreating The People’s Poet Badges

Thank you to Zoe Read for telling us about your wonderful project. In January of this year I finally got around to watching The Young Ones. It was on my radar for a while as I had already had 3 or 4 different people in the past tell me to watch it because they thought… Continue reading Recreating The People’s Poet Badges

1983

Update – What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 1983?

"Too Hot to Handle" was a benefit concert that took place at the Apollo Victoria theatre in London on the 10th April 1983. It was a charity performance to raise money for the stop Sizewell B inquiry fund. Jenny Kirtley, assistant producer, remembers it well: ‘Back in the early 80’s, I was part of a… Continue reading Update – What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 1983?

1991, Magazine Articles

Bum’s the Word – Time Out 1991

18th - 25th September 1991 Their new TV show, 'Bottom', is about two hopeless, thirtysomething idiots. Meanwhile, Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall are hitting the stage as Beckett's bums in 'Waiting For Godot'. When will the comic reprobates stop arsing around? BUM'S THE WORD By Steve Grant SINCE ITS British unveiling in a production mounted… Continue reading Bum’s the Word – Time Out 1991

Your Stories

Rik Mayall has been Captured By The Fuzz

Meet Lucy Morrow or otherwise know as: Captured By The Fuzz on Instagram Lucy is a big Rik Mayall fan and in the 90s, like many of us of a certain age, she watched and quoted Bottom religiously. At age 15, she and her friend when to see one of the Nottingham Bottom Live shows.… Continue reading Rik Mayall has been Captured By The Fuzz

1991, Bottom, Magazine Articles

The Youngish Ones – Radio Times 1991

14th - 20th September 1991 Bottom Tuesday BBC2 No longer inclined towards anarchic college humour, Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall can still raise a laugh in their old age. By Richard Johnson THE YOUNGish ONES You wouldn't expect a comic collaboration between Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson to yield jokes that appeal to old men… Continue reading The Youngish Ones – Radio Times 1991

1986, Ben Elton, Letters, Meeting Rik, Seeing Rik, Stand Up, Your Stories

In 1986 Rik Mayall and Ben Elton Toured Australia

April and May of 1986 saw Rik Mayall and Ben Elton tour Australia with their show called 'A Night of Stand Up Comedy'. Their support act booked for this tour was an all girl group called The Jam Tarts, and part of that group was bass player Sophie Gare (which was how Ben met his… Continue reading In 1986 Rik Mayall and Ben Elton Toured Australia

1986, Comic Relief

Comic Relief was Utterly Utterly Live in 1986

Here in the UK, Comic Relief was launched live from a refugee camp in Sudan on BBC1 on Christmas Day 1985 during Noel Edmonds' Late, Late Breakfast Show. The idea came from charity worker Jane Tewson and comedy script writer Richard Curtis after they had visited Sudan and Ethiopia. First came the charity single in… Continue reading Comic Relief was Utterly Utterly Live in 1986

1986, Comic Relief, Magazine Articles

Comic Relief – Smash Hits 1986

23 April - 6 May 1986 Comic Relief "I've got myself a crying, sleeping, walking, talking , living... bottom." That was the opening line from one of the songs performed by The Young Ones at three live comedy shows recently staged in London by Comic Relief (the people who brought you Cliff and The Young… Continue reading Comic Relief – Smash Hits 1986

1986, Comic Relief, Magazine Articles

Brrrilliant! Cliff’s A Young One Again! – Lookin 1986

Week ending 12th April 1986 Cliff's A Young One Again! When the total and utter king of rock 'n' roll, Cliff Richard, got together with those horrid blighters The Young Ones to make a record, people must have wondered what had come over the world. OK, so Rick worships the very water Cliff walks on,… Continue reading Brrrilliant! Cliff’s A Young One Again! – Lookin 1986