Celebrity Fans

Richard Herring: Rik Mayall Shaped My Comedy

When I first started putting together this website, I always thought in the back of my mind it would be great to approach well known comedians and celebrity fans. To ask them to write a piece on how Rik Mayall's comedy influenced them and how they were inspired by his work and sense of humour… Continue reading Richard Herring: Rik Mayall Shaped My Comedy

Letters, Your Stories

How best man Matt received an amazing letter from Rik Mayall

Rik wrote many amazing letters to fans but there's one particular letter I've seen circulating the web and shared on various social media more than most. It's the letter congratulating a happy couple on their wedding day. But how did this letter come about?Thank you to Matthew Webster for getting in touch and telling your… Continue reading How best man Matt received an amazing letter from Rik Mayall

Memories of Rik Mayall, Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (2)

In these series of posts, 'Memories of Rik Mayall', I will be adding a selection of shorter memories people have told me about via Instagram and Twitter. Each fan has their own unique memory and story to tell, and when you put them altogether it creates a wonderful patchwork of tributes to Rik's work and… Continue reading Memories of Rik Mayall (2)

Your Stories

Memories of Rik Mayall (1)

In these series of posts, 'Memories of Rik Mayall', I will be adding a selection of shorter memories people have told me about via Instagram and Twitter. Each fan has their own unique memory and story to tell, and when you put them altogether it creates a wonderful patchwork of tributes to Rik's work and… Continue reading Memories of Rik Mayall (1)

Ben Elton, The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

Rik is God and how an Aussie Fan became Obsessed

I love hearing stories from fans around the world and discovering stuff we in the UK perhaps weren't all that aware of at the time. In the 1980's Australia heavily embraced the new emerging British Alternative Comedy scene. Col is one such Aussie and dedicated fan, proving that the Aussies really do love the merch!!… Continue reading Rik is God and how an Aussie Fan became Obsessed

Bottom, The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

A Bottom fan who is as old as the programme itself

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

Books, Meeting Rik, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown. Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties – Book by Chris Shields

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

Bottom Live, Meeting Rik, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

Shaun and Tom take Rik from Behind!

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!

Ben Elton, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

Rik, Ben and Chris in Ibiza

Thank You to: Chris Marks It's always very exciting to see pictures of Rik I've never seen before. Especially when they are from the early days of Alternative Comedy and capturing a moment in time, that was only seen by a handful of people. So when Chris got in touch and sent me a few… Continue reading Rik, Ben and Chris in Ibiza

Meeting Rik, Your Stories

Bumping into Rik…

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…