Posted: June 10, 2014 Filed under: COMEDY | Tags: 80s TV shows - The Young Ones, a comedy prince, Blackadder, Bottom, British comedy legends, Cliff Richard & Comic Relief The Young Ones Living Doll 1986, comedy genius, comic writers, Drop Dead Fred, gone too soon, Rik Mayall brilliant comedian and writer, RIP RIk Mayall, thank you for the laughter
In 1983 I watched the Young Ones on TV with a group of friends and when one of our mates said, “This isn’t funny,” I looked at her like she was an alien with two heads. In my world of uptight rules and private school uniforms watching Rik and Vyv helped me find my tribe. Mr Mayall you were too young to go, you will be so missed, thank you for providing the laughs and the anarchy and your glorious comic stupidity to my youth. You were a brilliant comedian and writer and an inspiration to me. Hope you and Mel Smith are laughing like drains in the afterlife.
We haven’t told our parents what time we’ll be back