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
Like buses you wait ages and then two come along at once. I'm referring to self published books about Rik Mayall. Mark Searby in early 2020 released his, attempting to cover Rik's whole career. But wait only a short while longer and another one comes along. This time concentrating on Rik's early years. It's these… Continue reading Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown. Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties – Book by Chris Shields
Thank you to: Shaun Gibson We managed to meet Rik once during the Hooligans Island tour in 1997, in Oxford. My best chum Tom and I were there for the show, but decided to make a day of it and made it a pub day, talking all things Bottom and Rik. On the way back… Continue reading Shaun and Tom take Rik from Behind!
Here's a nice little story, proof that it really does pay to arrive at a venue early, because you just never know who you may happen to bump into... Thank you to: Mark It was 1995 and I went to see Bottom live 2 with the missus, in Bournemouth. It was taking place at the… Continue reading Bumping into Rik…
Here's a story that will melt every fangirls heart. It will make all you girlies fall in love with Rik even more than you ever thought possible. Make sure you have a good few minutes spare, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy this memory - it's delightful! Huge thanks to Clare for sending… Continue reading Rik Mayall – he really knew how to make us fans feel special.
Thank you to: Paul McMullen Paul went to see Rik, in the stage production of The New Statesman in 2006. After the show he waited at the stage door with his brother and wife, in the hope of meeting one of his comedy heroes. Here's what he told me: We waited at the stage door… Continue reading Delightfully Foul-Mouthed Rik Mayall
Thank you to: Matt Hall Now here's a couple of adorable photos to brighten your day. Big thanks goes out to Matt Hall who has sent and given me permission to use these two gorgeous photographs he took of his son with Rik. Rik was in Falmouth at the Bookseller on 3rd April 2013, for… Continue reading When a 3 year old has their photo taken with Rik Mayall.