A Media Studies Student Wrote To Rik Mayall Asking His Opinion On Comedy And This Was His Reply
We lost a good one last year. We really did.
Well, here's the letter Guy Walker received after he asked Mayall a few questions while studying Media and Television at university.
What is the main difference in writing for Situation Comedies and Sketch shows?
Is political correctness ruining the opportunities to create new innovative comedies?
No. It's the wogs.
What is the main difference between writing comedy for radio and writing it for television?
There is none. They're both run by BBC middle class neo-situationalist class-racists.
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Guy tells BuzzFeed he received the letter in Christmas 2005, and said it's "crazy" how it's getting a lot of interest now, a year after the comedian's death.
Guy said he actually met Mayall a couple of years after receiving the letter: "He had no recollection of sending it but he was a great bloke and it was great to meet one of my heroes".