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

1983, Magazine Articles

Character Assassination – Biltz 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

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

Ben Elton, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

Rik, Ben and Chris in Ibiza

Thank You to: Chris Marks It's always very exciting to see pictures of Rik I've never seen before. Especially when they are from the early days of Alternative Comedy and capturing a moment in time, that was only seen by a handful of people. So when Chris got in touch and sent me a few… Continue reading Rik, Ben and Chris in Ibiza