Photo Credits: Andy Hollingworth (unless stated otherwise) Andy Hollingworth the renown photographer of comedians, is also a keen comedy enthusiast and historian. Along with photographing hundreds of comedians over the years he has been photographing and building up a catalogue of comedy performance tickets and memorabilia. With Rik Mayall being one of particular interest. So… Continue reading The Ticket Archive
During a period of 10 years Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson toured the UK with five different productions of Bottom, based on their hit TV Show, performing to thousands of fans at many of the UK’s largest theatres and arena venues. Souvenir merchandise was available and you could buy; the programme, T-Shirts, other clothing and… Continue reading Bottom Live Memorabilia
Kevin Turvey The Young Ones The Comic Strip Presents Filthy Rich and Catflap The New Statesman Grim Tales Comic Relief Bottom Bottom Live Rik Mayall Presents Feature Films Others Please get in touch with your photos if you have any other VHS tapes not shown here.
LP’s The Comic Strip Recorded very live at ‘The Comic Strip’ – Soho – 1981 Fundamental Frolics Fundamental Frolics, Live at the Apollo Theatre 1st June 1981 Comic Relief Utterly Utterly live! Comic Relief, Utterly Utterly Live! At the Shaftesbury Theatre, recorded 4th, 5th & 6th April 1986 12″ Singles Living Doll Cliff Richard and… Continue reading Record/Cassette Tape Memorabilia
I am attempting to build up a timeline of when Rik appeared on TV in the UK. I have included all the Comic Strip Presents episodes even the episodes Rik didn’t appear in. If you spot any mistakes or can tell me about anything I’ve missed out then please let me know or comment below.… Continue reading Rik’s TV Timeline (1980’s)
Huge thanks to Chris Shields who has kindly scanned and sent me some images of his fantastic Rik Mayall scrapbook. What an amazing treasured item it is too, with so many lovely early cuttings. Enjoy browsing the pages of this wonderful scrapbook and if you’d like to see even more rare photos and read about… Continue reading Chris Shield’s Rik Scrapbook
A slow ongoing project, starting with the earliest, I’m building up a magazine archive. Scanning the articles and transcribing them. Please let me know if you have or are aware of other articles not listed here. Highlighted in red are articles that I am aware of but have yet to find a copy… can you… Continue reading Magazine Articles
Starting to build up a timeline of key moments and performance dates, probably still lots more to add and discover but it’s a start. Please get in touch if you saw any of these performances or if you can give me any dates, especially when TV episodes were recorded… 1979 May 1979 – The Comedy… Continue reading Key Moments & Performance Timeline