Rik Mayall – Comedy Genius. Book by Mark Searby

Back in March 2019, I was excited to receive an email from film critic, broadcaster and author, Mark Searby. He told me he was putting together a book about the work of Rik Mayall and had discovered my site when looking for old photos of Rik to include in his book. Over the next few months… Continue reading Rik Mayall – Comedy Genius. Book by Mark Searby

Meeting Rik, Your Stories

Bumping into Rik…

Here's a nice little story, proof that it really does pay to arrive at a venue early, because you just never know who you may happen to bump into... Thank you to: Mark It was 1995 and I went to see Bottom live 2 with the missus, in Bournemouth. It was taking place at the… Continue reading Bumping into Rik…

Watching Rik, Your Stories

Rik Mayall… People’s Poet… by Magenta

Thank you to: Magenta from Australia Once in every lifetime comes a hero like this... a pan-global phenomenon.... an actor.... a comedian... an inspirational man with a smile who can light up a room. It was 2002 in Australia and ABC had a television program running. A show called Believe Nothing. A comedy with intelligence… Continue reading Rik Mayall… People’s Poet… by Magenta

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Rik Mayall Presents… & Bottom Live 1993

Back in 1993, I was really looking forward to watching Rik in his new trilogy of comedy dramas, originally titled The Rik Mayall Playhouse, then later renamed Rik Mayall Presents... I was hearing a lot about it and also collected many cuttings. At the same time there was a huge buzz about the new Bottom Live… Continue reading Rik Mayall Presents… & Bottom Live 1993

Bottom, Watching Rik, Your Stories

Smashing Blouse Productions

When I first launched this website, back in February 2019, Jup from Smashing Blouse Productions was probably one of the first to visit the site. Being a blogger and fan of Alternative Comedy himself, he made contact. I was very pleased he did, as he really helped me to launch the site and learn a… Continue reading Smashing Blouse Productions

The Young Ones, Watching Rik, Your Stories

The Young Ones in Finland

The wonders of the internet have certainly allowed more people than ever before to find and discover things they just wouldn't have had easy access to only a couple of decades ago. Here's a lovely story from Pilvi, who lives in Finland and got hooked on The Young Ones as a teenager when it was… Continue reading The Young Ones in Finland

The Young Ones

Visiting The Young Ones House

In the mid 1990's I moved into a student house. It was a large shared house, with bay windows and a central front door, it had enough bedrooms for six eclectic spotty students. It had a very small communal living area, complete with furniture we had rescued from a tidy bin. There was always dirty… Continue reading Visiting The Young Ones House

Seeing Rik, The New Statesman, Your Stories

Carl’s memories of Rik Mayall

Thank you to: Carl Pollington I think Carl has been enjoying reading my memories, it seems to have struck a cord with his own childhood. It would also seem I'm not the only one to make up their own VHS covers for their video tapes too. Thank you Carl for sending in your memories of… Continue reading Carl’s memories of Rik Mayall

Meeting Rik, Waiting For Godot, Your Stories

Rik Mayall – he really knew how to make us fans feel special.

Here's a story that will melt every fangirls heart. It will make all you girlies fall in love with Rik even more than you ever thought possible. Make sure you have a good few minutes spare, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy this memory - it's delightful! Huge thanks to Clare for sending… Continue reading Rik Mayall – he really knew how to make us fans feel special.

Bottom Live, Podcasts, Seeing Rik, Your Stories

Waffle On about Bottom Live!

Thank you to: Meds from Waffle On Podcast In 2015 I discovered Waffle On Podcast, I was approaching my 40th Birthday and decided I was going to treat myself to an iPod! I didn't own a smart phone and only had a little Nokia 3120. I instantly fell in love with this little device, and… Continue reading Waffle On about Bottom Live!