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

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

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

Competition, Other, Your Stories

And the winner is…

Our winner is: Matthew Zwick from USA Matthew wins a signed copy of Chris Shield's book. 'Early Rik: Thoughts of a Clown - Rik Mayall in the Early Eighties' a Waiting for Godot flyer, The Government Inspector programme, a B&W photo and an original copy of NME from 1981. Thank you to everyone who took… Continue reading And the winner is…

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… 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