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Ade Edmondson can't talk about Rik Mayall

20 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ade Edmondson finds it hard to talk about his late comedy partner Rik Mayall as he is still grieving for him. The 57-year-old comic and Mayall achieved incredible success together in satirical 80s comedy 'The Young Ones' and in 90s sitcom 'Bottom' and since his shock death in June at the age of 56, Edmondson has struggled to process the loss. Speaking to The Observer newspaper, he said: ''I mean, Rik's death is just enormous and I haven't talked to anyone other than close friends about it. I don't really know how to talk about it to other people. I'm aware that »

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Simon Webbe denies Kristina romance

17 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ade Edmondson finds it hard to talk about his late comedy partner Rik Mayall as he is still grieving for him. The 57-year-old comic and Mayall achieved incredible success together in satirical 80s comedy 'The Young Ones' and in 90s sitcom 'Bottom' and since his shock death in June at the age of 56, Edmondson has struggled to process the loss. Speaking to The Observer newspaper, he said: ''I mean, Rik's death is just enormous and I haven't talked to anyone other than close friends about it. I don't really know how to talk about it to other people. I'm aware that »

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X Factor's Top 6 Groups revealed: Who should make the Live Shows?

28 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, it was something of a tortuous process, to put it mildly, but Louis Walsh has finally managed to name his Top 6 Groups on The X Factor.

But only three of them can make it through to the Live Shows, and we think Louis is probably going to need some help picking. So that's where you come in – let us know who you want to see progress past Judges' Houses!

Here's a quick reminder of the Top 6 groups:

1. The Brooks

The Young Ones

15-year-old twins The Brooks from Cardiff – Kyle and Josh, fact fans – are certainly very sweet. But they've not had an awful lot of screen time, so will that count against them?

2. Blonde Electric

The Divisive Ones

Blonde Electric are very much the Marmite of the Groups this year. Having been described as a female Jedward, it's definitely a love-or-hate situation. Louis nearly sent them home, before realising »

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Rik Mayall's Crackanory to air on Dave in September

8 August 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Rik Mayall's final TV appearance will be broadcast on Dave next month.

Crackanory will feature the late comic reading The Weatherman by Tony Way, and will be screened on Wednesday, September 24 at 10pm.

UKTV bosses had previously stated that the comic's appearance on the adult version of Jackanory would only be broadcast with the consent of his family and agent.

His 15-minute reading will be shown alongside a story read by Vic Reeves.

Mayall was best known for his roles in Bottom, Blackadder and The Young Ones, as well as his partnership with Ade Edmondson.

He died aged 56 in June, following an 'acute cardiac event'.

Watch his classic reading of George's Marvellous Medicine on Jackanory below: »

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In praise of Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson's Bottom

1 July 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Grimy, bleak, extremely violent and stupidly funny, Wil salutes the genius of Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall's sitcom, Bottom...

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The recent passing of Rik Mayall led to legions of fans hitting up Netflix and Youtube to relive the late comedian’s greatest moments. And while the ground-breaking 80s alternative comedy opus The Young Ones and his turn as Lord Flashheart in Blackadder seemed to be the most quoted on social media, it felt like Bottom, the grisly, profane flatshare comedy Mayall and long time collaborator Ade Edmondson made in the early 90s, was left out of the conversation. Which is a shame, because it might just be their masterpiece.

It’s kind of easy to see how Bottom got forgotten. The Young Ones was capital-i Important, not only in terms of breaking alternative comedy into the mainstream, but also as being as much a time capsule of the »

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Rik Mayall funeral attended by Ade Edmondson, French & Saunders and others

19 June 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The funeral of Rik Mayall has been held in Devon today (June 19).

Friends and family of the comic icon paid their respects at a service held at St George's Church in Dittisham, Devon.

His Comic Strip Presents... co-stars Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French attended the service, along with The Young Ones star Nigel Planer.

Ben Elton, Ruby Wax, Alexei Sayle, Alan Rickman and Peter Richardson were also among the mourners.

Mayall's comedy partner Ade Edmondson was among the pall-bearers as the coffin was led from the church.

Around 140 people attended the private service, following Mayall's death at the age of 56 last week.

Before the service, Mayall's wife Barbara asked fans for their "thoughts and prayers". A memorial service will also be held in September.

Mayall was best known for his roles in Bottom, Blackadder and The Young Ones, and his partnership with Ade Edmondson.

Following his death, a fan-led social »

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Rik Mayall funeral attended by stars of comedy

19 June 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Young Ones co-star Nigel Planer, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Alan Rickman pay respects at Devon church service

Friends, relatives and a who's who of British comedy have paid their respects to Rik Mayall at his funeral in a picturesque West Country village.

Mourners included Nigel Planer, who starred alongside Mayall in the seminal 80s comedy The Young Ones; and Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, friends of the late comedian from the days when they appeared together in The Comic Strip Presents

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Rik Mayall fans petition for Bottom bench to return in Hammersmith

16 June 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Rik Mayall fans have petitioned for a bench to return on the spot where Bottom's opening credits were filmed.

Nearly 1,500 people have campaigned for the memorial to be placed in Hammersmith Broadway in West London.

The original bench appeared in the intro for BBC sitcom Bottom, in which Richie (Mayall) punches Eddie (Ade Edmondson) in the groin before being hit repeatedly with a newspaper and suddenly disappearing.

Petition organiser Jaime Bird said: "We, the fans and friends, feel that we need a place where we can remember him and placing a memorial bench at this location is something we feel he would have loved."

In 2010, Mayall told the BBC: "Hammersmith is my stomping ground I suppose. And one of the great opening credit sequences was for the telly show Bottom, where you had Richie and Eddie - me and Ade - sitting on a bench.

"If you were to »

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Rik Mayall: BBC Two to air classic Bottom episode in tribute

13 June 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC Two will pay tribute to Rik Mayall on Sunday night (June 15).

The comedian - who died aged 56 on Monday (June 9) - will feature in a classic episode of Bottom at 10.30pm, in place of a Qi repeat.

Rik Mayall's 5 best roles: From Young One Rick to Drop Dead Fred

The first series episode 'Gas' originally aired on the channel back in 1991.

'Gas' features Richie (Mayall) and Eddie (Ade Edmondson) being caught for stealing next door's gas supply, before seemingly beating the gas man to death with frying pans.

BBC Two will also broadcast a repeat of Comedy Connections: The Young Ones at 11pm. The special looks back at the classic 1980s sitcom, featuring archive interviews with Mayall.

Rik Mayall 1958-2014 obituary: A true one-off and comedy eccentric

Mayall's wife Barbara stated yesterday (June 12) that her husband died after suffering an "acute cardiac event".

The late comic is »

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Rik Mayall post-mortem 'inconclusive'

12 June 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Rik Mayall's post-mortem has proved inconclusive. The West London Coroner's Office has announced an examination conducted earlier today (12.06.14) to determine the comedian's cause of death has failed to provide an explanation and further testing will be required. A spokesperson said: ''The post mortem was done this morning. The tests have proved inconclusive therefore tests are ongoing.'' The Coroner's Office added that it could be a matter of weeks before a ''conclusive result'' is reached. 'The Young Ones' and 'Bottom' star died at his home in Barnes, south west London, on Monday (09.06.14) and his wife Barbara Robbins has suggested an epileptic fit could »

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Rik Mayall’s 8 Best TV & Film Roles

12 June 2014 2:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The actor and writer Rik Mayall, who died this week aged fifty-six, was a whirling dervish of manic energy: an astonishingly wild force of nature, responsible for giving the world some of the most memorably anarchic characters in television history.

One of the break-out stars of the United Kingdom’s alternative comedy boom of the 1980s, Mayall’s signature style was always chaotic and more than slightly unraveled, whichever of his many famous characters he was playing. In fact, there was so much Rik in each of them – many sharing his name – that they often seemed less like separate, distinct people and more like splintered facets of his own personality.

Larger than life onscreen and off, Mayall has been referred to a comic genius: his co-star in The Young Ones, Nigel Planer calls him “inspirational, bonkers and a great life force”; comedian and writer Alexei Sayle, another legend of the alternative comedy era, »

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Why We Never Saw the Late Rik Mayall in a 'Harry Potter' Movie

11 June 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we reported the unfortunate news that beloved British comedian Rik Mayall passed away at the age of 56. While he was better known in the U.K., for roles in The Young Ones, Bottom and Blackadder II, he also developed a cult following on this side of the pond for playing the title role in the 1991 comedy Drop Dead Fred. Yahoo! Movies UK unearthed a 2011 interview with the comedian, where he revealed that he actually landed a role in a massive franchise that would have likely increased is fan base in the U.S., if he would have remained in the movie. The actor/comedian revealed that he landed the role of Peeves, a mischevious ghost, in 2002's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which he would have likely played throughout the eight-film franchise.

Take a look at what the late comedian had to say about how he »

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R.I.P., Mr. Rik Mayall

10 June 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

One of the funniest U.K. actor/comedians ever has passed on at the age of 56. I'll always cherish his madcap punk comic antics on the early '80s cult classic television show The Young Ones and his peerless performances on Blackadder, The New Statesman, Bottom, et al. For you youngsters out there not familiar with his work, check out these clips from The Young Ones above. Rave on, Mr. Rik Mayall!

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Rik Mayall's cause of death unknown

10 June 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Rik Mayall's cause of death is unknown, according to his widow. 'The Young Ones' and 'Bottom' star was found dead at his home in London yesterday (09.06.14), at the age of 56, but his wife Barbara Robbin isn't sure what led to his sudden death. Speaking outside the couple's home in Barnes, south west London, she said: ''We don't know yet what happened. He had a strong heart, so I don't think it was a heart attack. But we just don't know until the coroner's report. ''Maybe he had a fit, maybe it was his heart. We just don't know.'' Rik developed epilepsy following »

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Rik Mayall 1958-2014 obituary: A true one-off and comedy eccentric

9 June 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

There's something horribly grim about stalking somebody's social media accounts after they've died, but it is fitting of the late Rik Mayall that a glance at what might have been a brief foray into the world of Twitter should provide much amusement.

Assuming it was actually his, Mayall's journey into Twitter lasted a single tweet back in 2010 and it was suitably brash, uncompromising, sweary and laugh-out-loud funny. Exactly like the man who so many TV viewers had grown to love over the last 30 years.

Opening my very own Twitter to stop another bastard from doing it. So fuck off & don't expect to hear from me any time soon. Love Rik x

Rik Mayall (@rikmayall) April 13, 2010

Mayall grew up in Harlow, Essex, but it was as a drama student at Manchester University where his career began as he forged a long-standing friendship and comedy double act with Ade Edmondson. The duo »

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Rik Mayall Dies At 56 And The World Doesn’t Really Know What It Has Lost

9 June 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I don’t often do death notices here, mostly because everyone else on Earth will let you know whenever anyone dies. But, today Rik Mayall passed away, and though everyone else on Earth will still probably mention the fact to you, those in the U.S. probably won’t truly appreciate the loss. More importantly, there’s a sense in which I feel that I’ve lost a friend.

Even for those who knew a bit of his work, the majority will wonder about the outpouring of comment circulating the internet, especially when you have things like Ricky Gervais saying -

 

Rip Rik Mayall. An icon of modern British comedy.

Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 9, 2014

Now, I have to tell you that this tweet originally said – “A godfather of modern comedy.” Who knows what happened there, but the original statement didn’t need to be corrected.

Whether we’re splitting hairs over godfather vs. »

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Briefs: Sam Smith Latches On To Our Hearts, MTV Will Continue “Faking It,” And The Tony “In Memoriam” You Didn’t See

9 June 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Johnny Depp (above), who is 51, Natalie Portman is 33, and Michael J. Fox is 53.

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has passed away at the age of 56. Among his many credits are The Young Ones and Drop Dead Fred

TV Line has a Revenge spoiler, but it was actually pretty much expected.

Same-Sex Marriages In Wisconsin Can Continue, Judge Rules

MTV has ordered a ten-episode second season of Faking It

That production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof that was canceled because of a heckling incident has been resurrected as a NOH8 fundraiser

Here’s out Sam Smith with the gorgeous “Latch”.

Buzzfeed presents 21 short and sexy celebrities.

Here’s the In Memoriam from The Tony Awards … which wasn’t actually televised.

Colton Haynes attends the Arrow photocall in Madrid.

Congratulations to the winner of the French Open! Here’s the faboo Grace Jones enjoying the occasion. »

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Rik Mayall had such charisma, says Blackadder producer John Lloyd

9 June 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Producer John Lloyd has described the late Rik Mayall as a "proper actor".

The 56-year-old - who passed away in London earlier today (June 9) - worked with Lloyd while starring as Lord Flashheart in Blackadder.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Lloyd said that Mayall "had such charisma, and to see him live on stage was an amazing experience".

Best known for his roles in The Young Ones, Bottom and The New Statesman, Mayall enjoyed a long and successful career in comedy.

His long-term comedy partner Ade Edmondson paid tribute following the news of his death, saying that he feels "privileged" to have known him.

A cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but a Scotland Yard spokesman said that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Rik Mayall - a life in pictures: »

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Alexei Sayle on Rik Mayall: 'He was the greatest of comedians'

9 June 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alexei Sayle has described his former co-star Rik Mayall as "the greatest of comedians", following news of his death earlier today (June 9).

Sayle recalled his time working with Mayall by describing him as a "ridiculously physically brave" actor, who "fearlessly" threw himself into dangerous situations in the name of comedy.

Rik Mayall's 5 best roles: From Young One Rick to Drop Dead Fred

Rik Mayall dies, aged 56: Entertainment world pays tribute to comedy icon

In a blog piece written for The Independent, he wrote: "He could make an audience start laughing as soon as he walked on stage and just stood there. 'What?' he'd finally say, as if puzzled by the helpless laughter.

"He was also ridiculously physically brave: one of my abiding memories of making The Young Ones is Rik once again being taken off to hospital to be treated for some injury he'd got while fearlessly throwing himself into a stunt. »

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'Young Ones' and 'Drop Dead Fred' Star Rik Mayall Passes Away at 56

9 June 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

British comedian Rik Mayall has passed away at the age of 56, which was confirmed by his management company Brunskill Management. The cause of death has not been released, although Brunskill reps said he passed away at his London home this morning, and they would issue a full statement later.

Rik Mayall emerged as a rising comic talent through the 1982 TV series The Comic Strip Presents..., where he performed alongside Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Robbie Coltrane and his longtime friend and collaborator Adrian Edmondson.

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson went on to star in and create The Young Ones and Bottom, both of which gained notable cult followings and featured slapstick humor that often involved fires and blows to the head. His roles as the outlandish Lord Blackheart in Blackadder II and Alan B'Stard in The New Statesman throughout the 1980s and 1990s helped solidify his cult status among comedy fans. »

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