Rik Mayall Comedy Festival Planned

TV Review: Rik Mayall – Lord of Misrule, BBC2

A plan has been hatched to stage a comedy festival in the home town of Rik Mayall.

Mayall grew up in Droitwich Spa and made some of his earliest stage appearances at the Norbury Theatre. One appearance was in a production of Beckett's Waiting For Godot, directed by his father John.

The influential comedian died ten years ago at the age of 56 and the hope is that the festival will launch in 2025. 

The idea comes from local councillor Richard Morris.

Mayall found fame in the 1980s in shows such as The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents and Filthy, Rich and Catflap. Tonight the Gold Channel is screening a new documentary about his sitcom Bottom, in which he co-starred with his regular partner Ade Edmondson.

Read more about Bottom Exposed here.





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