18th - 25th September 1991 Their new TV show, 'Bottom', is about two hopeless, thirtysomething idiots. Meanwhile, Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall are hitting the stage as Beckett's bums in 'Waiting For Godot'. When will the comic reprobates stop arsing around? BUM'S THE WORD By Steve Grant SINCE ITS British unveiling in a production mounted… Continue reading Bum’s the Word – Time Out 1991
Let me take you back to 1987. I was 12 years old, about to start secondary school and was getting really into many TV comedy shows. June that year saw the U.K Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher win her third landslide victory for the Conservative Party and was still our Prime Minister!! But earlier in February… Continue reading Hardwicke House
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!
By 1989 I was becoming a real comedy nerd. The Alternative Comedy boom was in full swing, this crowd of young comics were the 'in' crowd and they were everywhere. I was now looking forward to seeing what they would come up with in the 1990's. In 1989, I also saw my first live comedy… Continue reading Didn’t You Kill My Mother-in-Law?
My earliest memory of seeing Rik Mayall on T.V, was probably in The Young Ones. I was just seven years old when it was first broadcast in 1982, and my parents tell me that they saw it from the beginning and loved watching it. 1982 I was dreadful at going to bed and would play… Continue reading The Young Ones