Sketch Block, KL Says Goodbye
Rik Mayall passed away earlier this week. He was widely considered one of the most brilliant comedians to come out of the UK in the past 30 years, and as a member of The Comic Strip was the one of the founding fathers of the alternative comedy scene in London in the early 80s. Rik is also one of my favorite comedians and I’ve spent the last several years finding and watching everything he worked on.
I’ve decided to take a break from being really sad to celebrate Rik’s career, which means the crazy anarchic shit he did and the hysterically belligerent characters he created for the stage and television. I don’t really feel the need to write too much about how funny and awesome Rik was, so I’m mainly going to let these videos speak for themselves.
The Comic Strip
A little backstory: Rik performed with Adrianne Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Nigel…
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