RIP Rik Mayall – 5 of his best comedy moments

Very sad news today as the brilliant British comedian and actor Rik Mayall (pictured left) died suddenly at the age of 56 at his London home.

He was a well loved character who produced some truly wonderful comedic work in shows like The Young Ones, Blackadder and Bottom. He’s best known for his comedy partnership with Adrian Edmondson. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

What better way to remember his comedy than five of the funniest Rik Mayall clips from his most popular TV programmes, starting with two from the utter classic “The Young Ones”…

1. The Young Ones

2. The Young Ones…again!

3. Blackadder

4. Bottom

5. The New Statesman

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.