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  • Rik Mayall...

    "And the grown-ups will say "But why are the kids crying?" And the kids will say "Haven't you heard? Rik is dead! The People's Poet is dead!"

    Very sad news... I met him when he was at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, and when a fire alarm went off during his play he ran around the auditorium manically shouting "Fire! Fire! Dont Panic, we are ALL GOING TO DIE!"

    the monkey speaks his mind

  • #2

    Godfather of violent comedy. I remember nearly dying with laughter when the park keeper attacks him and sticks his fingers up his nostrils.


    • #3

      Bottom was great.


      • #4
        'I read the news today, oh boy...' (As my beloved ex-partner Reggie Bonsaquet crooned to me one wonderful morning back n the 1980s..)

        Rik is fine. He will get up soon. Sometimes he just takes this whole 'alternative comedy' thing a bit too far...
        Endless Tripe


        • #5
          Just caught it on the news. He was great, what a shame
          Everyone tear down your own little wall
          That keeps you from being a part of it all
          Because you've got to be one with the one and all
          You've just got to be close to it all


          • #6
            Real shame...For too young to pass.

            Like most on here, some of the first alternative comedy I ever saw was the young ones.
            "Hangin' out with you two is like partying with Fugazi"


            • #7
              Mr Jolly Lives Next Door

              ... Thanks for that and many other great slapstick comedy moments.

              RIP Rik. 56 for fuckssake...
              If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.


              • #8

                Bad News at Castle Donnington tomorrow!! Bloody love Rik. Massive part of my growing up.
                I know your game Lionel! I can see what you really are!


                • #9
                  A Titan. He stole those episodes of Blackadder right out from under Rowan Atkinson's nose. I can recommend his book 'The Rik Mayall Bigger Than Hitler Better Than Christ' to anyone with a sense of humour.

                  "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sie Vulture View Post
                    Mr Jolly Lives Next Door
                    Agreed my all time classic Mayall moment... Peter Cook, Adrian Edmondson and Nicholas "Bloody" Parsons - doesn't get much better..1

                    "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out


                    • #11
                      a very sad loss,remember these 2 guys RIP RIK..

                      torture and kinky sex..

                      ------~o00o-----//{ ´°`(_)´°` }\\-----o00o~------


                      • #12
                        Sad... I've been tempted to go through my my Comic Strip box again for a while...
                        "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
                        and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"


                        • #13
                          Noooooo! My fave comedian of all time. Not good news.

                          Give a man a tree, He'll take a forest!


                          • #14
                            terrible news to get up to, he was a big part of a lot of young lives here. no-one watched the young ones alone, it was very much a shared experience - and the programmers thought they'd buried it by screening it at 11.30pm. proved to be ideal as it was just after closing time. plus, Motorhead.
                            RIP the People's Poet.


                            • #15
                              Thought it was on at about 8pm on Tuesdays originally? On BBC2? Seem to remember watching on a school night. Brilliant.