On June 8th 2014, we received the news of the death of a great British comic, and so I’m bringing you some of the best performances of Rik Mayall as a mini tribute to him. He may not be that familiar to many of you but to us Brits, he was at the vanguard of the new wave of comedy in the ‘80s, appearing regularly with his long time comedy partner Ade Edmondson and alongside such luminaries of British comedy as Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. He forged a career playing manic, mad characters that always made us laugh. Here are some of the best performances of Rik Mayall.
1. Crocodile Snogging
As the Dangerous Brothers, Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson brought us truly anarchic slapstick comedy. Like many of the best performances of Rik Mayall, the characters of Sir Adrian Dangerous and Richard Dangerous were low life, pervert losers. Mayall’s character always thought himself to be intellectually superior and Edmondson always responded to any problem or issue with violence. They simply descend into utter chaos.