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Rik Mayall's 'Noble England' Racing Up The UK Charts

It was recorded in 2010 to coincide with the World Cup in South Africa. It failed to chart. But now, with the passing of Rik Mayall, and the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, Noble England, a strange mix of football terrace chanting and Rik Mayall twisting famous English jingoistic lines into football relevance […]

Rik Mayall, An Honest-To-Goodness Comedy Genius, Has Passed Away

Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56. His resume speaks for itself. In no particular order there's The Comic Strip, The Young Ones, The New Statesman, Blackadder, an incredible Jackanory reading of George's Marvellous Medicine, Bottom, A Kick up the Eighties and Kevin Turvey Investigates, Man Down, appearances as one half of The […]

The Comic Strip Return With The Hunt For Tony Blair

Channel 4 have announced the return of The Comic Strip. Originally three comedy double acts (French and Saunders, Mayall and Edmondson, Planer and Richardson) who performed in their own club under the Raymond Revue Bar in London, The Strip went on to provide some of the best loved satires of 1980s British telly. One of […]