Other, Watching Rik

Hardwicke House

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

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!

Books

Didn’t You Kill My Mother-in-Law?

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?

The Young Ones, Watching Rik

The Young Ones

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