Monday, June 9, 2014

Gone too young: Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, one of the great comedians of our time, has gone

Sigh. Another of the people who, while "only" as close a part of life as the other side of a television screen, was a big part of my growing-up and young-adult years. I still find The Young Ones hilarious, much to the disdain of those on this side of the pond who don't get the British sense of humour. (You're missing out!)

Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, player with Black Adder, and the utterly-horrible right-wing MP (Member of Parliament) Alan B'Stard, passed away today.

The BBC published this set of "best words":

And if you only knew him for TV humour, here's something a little different.

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