9 Jun 2014

Rik Mayall (1958–2014)

Video: Alan B’stard, the sleazy British politician brilliantly portrayed by Mayall in the 1980s sitcom The New Statesman, proposes shutting down the healthcare service.

Beloved comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died at 56.

Guardian columnist Mark Lawson pays tribute.

@UKComedyNews has collated video clips from many of Mayall’s best performances (here).