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British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56

CNN - 07 Mar 2018
(CNN) -- Tributes are flowing in for much-loved British actor and comedian Rik Mayall, who died in London Monday at age 56. Mayall, one of the leading lights of Britain's alternative comedy scene in the 1980s, is best known for starring roles in hit TV ...
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Rik Mayall was a pioneer for equal pay, says Dawn French - 16 Mar 2018
“About a year later Rik sat everyone down and said: 'I think they should now be paid the same as the men.' They were on like £250 a week and I was like, 'What?' I did not realise the men got paid so much more. But Rik sorted it out and from then on ...
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25 of Rik Mayall's greatest quotes and jokes

iNews - 07 Mar 2018
On what would have been the 60th birthday of the late comedian, social media has been abuzz with the #RikMayallDay hashtag. An unofficial day to celebrate the beloved funnyman's career, fans have been paying tribute to a tremendous comic writer and ...
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Wake, Birmingham Opera Company review - power to the people

The Arts Desk - 16 Mar 2018
The League of Gentlemen's Legz Akimbo meets Rik Mayall's People's Poet: the pigs are, like, fascists, yeah? Birmingham Opera Company Wake - Joshua Stewart (Lazarus) and Mimi Doulton (Mary) Presumably the librettist Sarah Woods intended this to be taken ...
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Gold orders Young Ones documentary

Chortle - 09 Mar 2018
News of the two shows comes two days after what would have been Rik Mayall's 60th birthday. John Quinn, executive producer of both shows for programme-makers North One, said: 'Terrifyingly, I am old enough to remember watching the first episode go out ...
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What I know - Daniel de Carteret

Jersey Evening Post - 21 Feb 2018
The last time that I really belly-laughed was watching an old 'Bottom' DVD with Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson at their best. The episode 'Gas' is particularly amusing...
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Lefty Scum – mac, Birmingham

The Reviews Hub - 28 Feb 2018
Josie Long in mid-pregnancy sensible dungarees projects a combination of Rik Mayall's Young Ones' agit-sop, peoples' poet, Rick, a woman doomed to be judged by her less than cat-walk posture and someone very animated about her being pregnant at thirty ...
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Adrian Edmondson: 'I always felt I was in Rik Mayall's shadow' - 12 Nov 2017
Adrian Edmondson orders a fresh orange juice and an espresso. We're in a smart café near the Regent's Canal in King's Cross. I'm expecting the man who was Vyvyan in The Young Ones to be all movement and edginess, but he's bearded and laid back. At 60 ...
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Spies on stage: the story behind Simon Gray's Cell Mates

The Times - 27 Nov 2017
The unlikely relationship between these two utterly different men is the subject of Simon Gray's play Cell Mates, which is being revived for the first time at Hampstead Theatre in northwest London. When it was first staged, in 1995, the production was ...
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Who is Rik Mayall and what is he famous for?

The Gay UK - 12 Aug 2017
Rik Mayall is probably most famous for his comedy programme, Bottom which still plays on UK screens to this day, but what else do we know about him? Was Rik Mayall gay? Rik Mayall starred in Bottom along with Adrian Edmondson, but he actually got his ...

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