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
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
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
Thank you to: Paul McMullen Paul went to see Rik, in the stage production of The New Statesman in 2006. After the show he waited at the stage door with his brother and wife, in the hope of meeting one of his comedy heroes. Here's what he told me: We waited at the stage door… Continue reading Delightfully Foul-Mouthed Rik Mayall
Since July 2018, I have been periodically delving back into my old teenage diaries. Re-living and remembering in great nostalgic detail that period of my life. The period in which I was obsessed with comedy and everything Rik Mayall. I've been attempting to write up these memories, in hope of explaining that time, a time when,… Continue reading The Diary of a Teenage Comedy Freak
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?
If you’ve found this blog and are reading this then you must be a Rik Mayall fan. Hello, and thanks for finding me, I decided to have a go at creating this blog and website dedicated to the one and only, after gaining a small dedicated following of Rik fans on Instagram. I have been lucky… Continue reading Hello