THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT 30th December 1983 FEATURES The Cult Of The Snarl Rik Mayall, creator and star of The Young Ones, and much imitated by classroom comedians, tells Nick Baker why he chose students as a suitable case for sneering Like lots of successful television comedy, The Young Ones, devised by Rik Mayall and… Continue reading The Cult Of The Snarl – The Times 1983
"Too Hot to Handle" was a benefit concert that took place at the Apollo Victoria theatre in London on the 10th April 1983. It was a charity performance to raise money for the stop Sizewell B inquiry fund. Jenny Kirtley, assistant producer, remembers it well: ‘Back in the early 80’s, I was part of a… Continue reading Update – What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 1983?
20th March 1983 Oh that Rik Mayall When he was only six, Rik Mayall had terrible tantrums, showed off and got over-excited. Now he uses all these childhood faults in his angry, manic and "alternative" comedy routines. He reveals almost all to Stephen Pile. Photograph by Snowden. Forget everything you have read about Rik Mayall.… Continue reading Oh that Rik Mayall – Sunday Times 1983
CHARACTER ASSASSINATION Rik Mayall is in the uncomfortably double-edged position of being well-known enough to make a living, but too well-known to be credible as his creations Kevin Turvey and Rik the Poet. SIMON GARFIELD spoke to him in Edinburgh during the run of Standup Comedy with Ben Elton and Andy de la Tour. Photographs… Continue reading Character Assassination – Biltz 1983
Smash Hits April 14-27 1983 KEVIN TURVEY & THE YOUNG ONES Croydon Stationed at the rear of the Fairfield Hall's ample stage tonight are three musicians. They wear grisly maroon jacket's and dark glasses and supply soothing sections of super-club jazz when the actors are off changing costumes. Right now they're flicking idly through the… Continue reading Kevin Turvey & The Young Ones – Smash Hits 1983
8-14 September 1983 Mayall Man Cometh From 'Waiting for Godot' to 'Five Go Mad On Mescalin', Frank Barrett examines the extremely rich tapestry that makes up Kevin Turvey's or Young One Rick's or even Rik Mayall's life. The audience assembled at the BBC's Glasgow studios in August for the recording of 'A Kick up the… Continue reading Mayall Man Cometh – Time Out 1983
September 8-14 1983 The Comic Strip Presents By Martyn Auty At last, a comedy group has its hands on Monty Python's holy grail. They are The Comic Strip and, despite appearances to the contrary, are heavily into clean living, steady relationships and hatchbacks. This autumn the Comic Strip returns to coat your TV screens with… Continue reading The Comic Strip Presents – Time Out 1983
Here's a write up from a local listings magazine called Due South about The Young Ones tour at Southampton University on 5th March 1983. The Young Ones An ambitious and successful event was staged at the University on Saturday which went a long way to opening up the union facilities to the community at large.… Continue reading Kevin Turvey and The Bastard Squad featuring The Young Ones – Due South 1983
"Too Hot to Handle" was a benefit concert that took place at the Apollo Victoria theatre in London on the 10th April 1983. It was a charity performance to raise money for the stop Sizewell B inquiry fund. Assistant producer Jenny Kirtley got in touch with her memories, see updated post - UPDATE Who took… Continue reading What was ‘Too Hot to Handle’, in 1983?
Soundmaker - 12th March 1983 Fears of a Clown Joe Hosken goes rock and road funning with Kevin Turvey, The Young Ones and The Bastard Squad.... After the noise and cramped bustle subsides in a hot Cardiff University dressing room, the tired participants of the ensemble briefly attempt to gather their thoughts before the inevitable… Continue reading Fears of a Clown – Soundmaker 1983