pesco at June 9th, 2014 14:24 — #1
spunkytws at June 9th, 2014 14:44 — #2
This is just heartbreaking. Suddenly the world is a less funny place.
I was lucky enough to see Mayall and Edmondson live on stage, having a wonderful time playing off each other in a production of Waiting For Godot. Here's one of his many memorable performances:
franko at June 9th, 2014 15:32 — #3
i adore the young ones. this is horrible to read. RIP, People's Poet.
drawnonglass at June 9th, 2014 16:11 — #4
Heartbreaking is that that's the only role he's remembered for -- look up Comic Strip, New Statesman or Rik Mayall Presents on youtube/vimeo/whereever -- he's done some incredibly smart, funny work that never got released in the US
catgrin at June 9th, 2014 16:19 — #5
Some of my best high school moments happened while The Young Ones were playing in the room. They encouraged associated hilarity. This loss is so terribly sad. RIP you sweet, funny, talented man.
gilbertwham at June 9th, 2014 16:31 — #6
I saw him live being Kevin Turvey back in the day. Our classes in school on a tuesday were chaos, because they were all full of pupils repeating verbatim the script from the Young Ones from the night before, whilst gleefully punching each other. Happy days.
lurkinggrue at June 9th, 2014 16:40 — #7
OH NO! The peoples poet it dead!!!
(This does suck!)
daneel at June 9th, 2014 16:41 — #8
Shamlessly cribbed off someone from twitter.
solstone at June 9th, 2014 18:06 — #9
Very sad news.
I'm going to have to dig up some of my old bootleg copies of the Dangerous Brothers skits, now. Rik and Adrian took violent slapstick to a whole new level, starting early on and continuing to elaborate on that theme throughout the Young Ones and Bottom.
I also need to find my copy of Guest House Paradiso...
kimmo at June 9th, 2014 18:25 — #10
the_borderer at June 9th, 2014 20:10 — #11
I was too young to remember him from the young ones (at least the first time around), but I have lots of memories of watching Bottom when I was in my early teens.
He also did a great King Herod.
(I didn't see @SpunkyTWS already linked to this, going to leave it here though)
logruszed at June 9th, 2014 22:26 — #12
Perhaps some Cliff Richard music is in order?
daneel at June 9th, 2014 22:29 — #13
Wired for Sound?
Or do you mean this?
gths at June 9th, 2014 22:34 — #14
Don't forget Flashheart in the Blackadder series (II and Goes Forth). Some of the funniest moments in a very funny series.
jdk998 at June 9th, 2014 23:36 — #15
Terrible news. You will be missed "Pollution, all around. Sometimes up and sometimes down."
But always "around."
apoxia at June 10th, 2014 04:00 — #16
This is really sad making. I was obsessed with Mayall for a while as a teen in the 90s. I watched him in the Young Ones, Bottom, Blackadder, Comic Strip, even Drop Dead Fred. I even sent him a nauseating fan letter with a friend when I was 13 years old (he never replied). What a crappy thing to happen!
the_borderer at June 10th, 2014 07:18 — #17
purplestater at June 10th, 2014 07:20 — #18
I am truly and deeply, saddened.
tzctboin at June 12th, 2014 05:03 — #19
Flash by name, flash by nature! Wham!
pesco at June 14th, 2014 14:24 — #20
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