On 17th September 1991 Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson's brand new sitcom Bottom first aired on UK TV screens. So 2021 sees the much loved programme turn 30 years old. In September 1991 I was a young 16 year old. I had not long left secondary school and was about to start college. I couldn't… Continue reading Thirty-Something Years of Rik and Ade’s Bottom
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
It's always fascinating to hear how people discover and become a fan of Rik Mayall. Many fans it would seem discover his work at a very young and tender age. Especially when you have older brothers and a Dad who likes to watch his comedy. Darren is one such fan. Thank you to: Darren SheppardUnfortunately, I… Continue reading A Bottom fan who is as old as the programme itself
When I first launched this website, back in February 2019, Jup from Smashing Blouse Productions was probably one of the first to visit the site. Being a blogger and fan of Alternative Comedy himself, he made contact. I was very pleased he did, as he really helped me to launch the site and learn a… Continue reading Smashing Blouse Productions
Here is the story of what happened to my friend and I before we arrived at BBC TV Centre for the infamous recording of Bottom...GAS. Friday 5th July 1991 I had a real job to sleep last night, I was too excited for today. I kept waking at all hours, because today was the day… Continue reading Seeing Two Legendary Comedy Double Acts in One Day!