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  1. Young onceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | BBC News

    ... roles in anarchic TV sitcoms The Young Ones and Bottom, the latter of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Rik Mayall, who died in 2014. He is no stranger to the Soho district, having been part of the alternative comedy circuit that flourished ...

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  2. Alexei Sayle on Rik Mayall: 'he loved watching tapes of himself'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | Radio Times

    He's the late, great king of anarchic comedy, but Rik Mayall was also charmingly narcissistic. At least according to his co-star on The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle.

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  3. Mark Hamill dedicated his Man Down cameo to Rik MayallRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2016 | Radio Times

    ... Channel 4 comedy just got even better. The Star Wars actor took to Twitter to dedicate his role to comedy legend Rik Mayall, who appeared in Man Down as the ruthless prank-pulling father of Davies's character Dan, until his tragic death in 2014. The ...

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  4. Star Wars' Mark Hamill is a massive fan of... Rik Mayall comedy BottomRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Radio Times

    Star Wars legend Mark Hamil l was lured to join the cast of Channel 4 comedy Man Down because he was a big fan of the comedy's late star Rik Mayall. The man famed for being Luke Skywalker will play a new character in one episode of the upcoming third series of the anarchic Greg Davies comedy.

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  5. Boozy Brit students stripping off and cheating in exams are slapped...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | Daily Star

    An investigation shows the antics of real-life students are not so different to those of their comedy counterparts in the anarchic 1980s hit show, The Young Ones. The BBC parody of uni life was massively popular thanks to the outrageous ways of the main characters, scripted by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Alexei Sayle.

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  6. Ade Edmondson tells how he still misses comedy partner Rik Mayall 'every day'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    The actor, in Cannes to launch his new film, also revealed he had turned to ancient philosophy to help him cope with his anger Ade Edmondson has spoken of his heartache at former comedy partner Rik Mayall 's death, saying he still "misses him every day". The actor was Rik's comedy partner with the duo becoming famous for their hit TV series Bottom and The Young Ones.

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  7. Carry On Making A Comeback With Doctors FilmRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | LBC 97.3

    ... arry On film to be released was Carry On Columbus in 1992, starring Jim Dale, Leslie Phillips, June Whitfield and Rik Mayall.

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  8. Review: The Government Inspector, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | York Press

    ... the truth. Carlyle leads the company as a kind of Scottish fusion of Basil Fawlty, Leonard Rossiter's Rigsby and Rik Mayall's Alan B'Stard in The New Statesman, but he does not dominate the show; instead the diverse company has a collective impact ...

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  9. Review: The Government Inspector, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | York Press

    ... the truth. Carlyle leads the company as a kind of Scottish fusion of Basil Fawlty, Leonard Rossiter's Rigsby and Rik Mayall's Alan B'Stard in The New Statesman, but he does not dominate the show; instead the diverse company has a collective impact ...

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  10. Ade Edmondson Reportedly Lands Role In 'Star Wars Episode VIII'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | ContactMusic.com

    ... first made his name in the late seventies in BBC comedy 'The Young Ones', alongside his comedy partner, the late Rik Mayall. Rik and Ade then went on to star together in sitcom 'Bottom' during the nineties. But in recent years Ade has moved away ...

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  11. Alexei Sayle: why Cheltenham Literature Festival keeps me saneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | This is Gloucestershire

    ... that whole process'." After those heady days, when he and the likes of French and Saunders, Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall, Keith Allen and other hellraisers heralded a new era of comedy, Sayle starred with his comic cohorts in The Comic Strip ...

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  12. Ade Edmondson has secured a top secret role in Star Wars: Episode VIIIRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | Daily Mail

    'It was a surprise move for him': Ade Edmondson has secured a top secret role in Star Wars: Episode VIII The 59-year-old comedian - most famous for appearing in sitcoms Bottom and The Young Ones with his late friend and writing partner Rik Mayall - will be entering the blockbuster sci-fi franchise. The funny man impressed director Rian Johnson and executive producer J.J. Abrams but it is not yet known who he will be playing in the highly-anticipated movie.

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  13. Ade Edmondson Joins Cast Of Star WarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | ContactMusic.com

    Ade, who is best known for his slapstick role in '80s British comedy TV series The Young Ones and '90s show Bottom alongside the late Rik Mayall, is rumoured to have snagged a role in the blockbuster franchise. The decision was thought to be influenced by former Star Wars director JJ Abrams who has a liking for "British talent".

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  14. The Welsh cop in Line of Duty who spat in someone's tea and set Twitter alightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 | IcNetwork

    ... Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down a Mountain. She's also starred alongside late, lamented comedy icon Rik Mayall in Guest House Paradiso and showed off her acting chops on the London stage with Hollywood legend Kevin Spacey in a production ...

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  15. Sayle awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Dudleynews.co.uk

    ... that whole process'." After those heady days, when he and the likes of French and Saunders, Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall, Keith Allen and other hellraisers heralded a new era of comedy, Sayle starred with his comic cohorts in The Comic Strip ...

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  16. "I wanted to be huge without selling out. It's not a recipe for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    ... charge." Soon he was getting gigs on TV and would be joined by like-minded - if less aggressive - souls including Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson. By 1982 The Young Ones had been commissioned and alternative comedy was the new rock 'n' roll (a decade ...

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  17. 'Robin Williams pinned me against a wall and performed a 45...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... Chelsea Art School in London. First as compere at the riotous Soho Comedy Store club - alongside acts including Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, close friends he would later star with in The Young Ones and the Comic Strip. Permeating it all was his ...

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  18. Raised By Wolves: Caz and Caitlin Moran on where comedy and real life meetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Radio Times

    ... an adult education college and then went off to university when I was 18. I went to Manchester because it's where Rik Mayall had gone to university, and I thought going there would mean that I would meet him, or become him. I just fell in love with ...

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  19. Brit Awards 2016: Our best and worst picksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Photos / Getty Images It may well be the weirdest combination of red carpet outfits yet. As one star channeled Rik Mayall in Drop Dead Fred , and others were caught out in the ultimate carpet fail - wearing the same dress - the Brit Awards brought ...

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