9 Hilarious Moments To Remember Rik Mayall By

A farewell to one of our greatest comedic talents, who died Monday aged 56.

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1. Mayall gained a formidable reputation at The Comedy Store, a comedy club in London, in the 1980s.

His popularity led to a regular slot for one of his characters, Kevin Turvey, on A Kick Up the Eighties, a BBC sketch show first broadcast in 1981.

5. Mayall played fictional Conservative MP Alan Beresford B'Stard in the sitcom The New Statesman, written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which aired in 1987.

6. In 1991, he appeared with Edmondson in the West End production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot at the Queen's Theatre.

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It inspired them to come up with Bottom, which they said was a cruder cousin to the play.

9. And his Twitter account only had one tweet but was, needless to say, marvellous.

Opening my very own Twitter to stop another bastard from doing it. So fuck off & don't expect to hear from me any time soon. Love Rik x

Rik Mayall@rikmayall

Opening my very own Twitter to stop another bastard from doing it. So fuck off & don't expect to hear from me any time soon. Love Rik x

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