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British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56

CNN - 07 Jul 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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Young Ones stars head to Newcastle with their new comedy Vulcan 7

ChronicleLive - 18 Sep 2018
Edmondson as punk Vyvyan and Planer as Neil the drippy hippie were mainstays of the BRIT award-winning TV classic with the late Rik Mayall. In Vulcan 7, the long-time off-screen friends will co-star as former drama students Gary Savage (Edmondson) and ...
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BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Wilton's Music Hall

Broadway World - 14 Sep 2018
Mike Slader channels more than a touch of Rik Mayall's anarchic grinning charm as Aguecheek, with Emma MacDonald (Antonia) and Rebecca Lee (Viola) battling it out for best vocalist among some very fine voices. The show is stolen by Peter Dukes as the ...
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Ben Elton craves one last talk with pal Rik Mayall - 01 Jul 2018
Comedian and writer Ben Elton has expressed his wish for one last conversation with his deceased friend Rik Mayall, who died from a heart attack in 2014 at the age of 56. The comedians were friends for decades and collaborated on Filthy Rich & Catflap ...
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The 31 funniest South Park jokes and quotes

iNews - 18 Sep 2018
Season 22 of South Park is almost upon us. So what better time to appreciate the crude wit of Cartman, Kyle, Stan, and Kenny – not to mention Randy Marsh – than with a list of the show's best jokes and quotes? Trey Parker and Matt Stone's satirical ...
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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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Have the Young Ones really grown up?

The Times - 11 Sep 2018
Edmondson was from Bradford, was educated at boarding school and had graduated from Manchester University, where he had met his comedy partner, Rik Mayall. Planer was from London and had dropped out of drama school and was teamed with Peter ...
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Rik Mayall was a pioneer for equal pay, says Dawn French - 16 Mar 2018
Thank you, Rik Mayall.” Day & Night were in attendance at a talk Dawn was giving at Brasserie Zédel in London's Soho. As well as reminiscing about Rik, who died in 2014 at the age of 56, she also spoke about her Vicar Of Dibley co-star Emma Chambers, ...
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Ben Elton: “I was never able to say goodbye to Rik Mayall”

Big Issue - 02 Jul 2018
When I did drama at Manchester University, where I first met Rik and Ade [Mayall and Edmondson], I think my tutors kind of liked me but there was a bit of a clash. I thought Morecambe and Wise were more interesting surrealists than Vladimir and Estragon.
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The Young Ones are back as stars of BBC's cult comedy reunite - 29 Apr 2018
Its slapstick comedy made household names of Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Nigel Planer and Alexei Sayle. Some of the team reunite on Radio 4's The Reunion today. Appearing are Planer, Sayle, writer Lise Mayer, Chris Ryan, who played Mike, and ...

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