THE WORLD LEARNED this afternoon that Rik Mayall has died at the age of 56.
Here are some of his most wonderful, unique, stomach-achingly funny moments as a comedian.
1. Rik Mayall reads ‘poetry’ as a young standupSource: Luca/YouTube
If you’re not into poetry you’ve come to the wrong place.
2. Richie deals with the gas man on BottomSource: BBCWorldwide/YouTube
IT’S THE GAS MAN. THE GAS MAN.
3. Rick plays ‘Hands Up Who Likes Me’ in The Young OnesSource: sallycinn/YouTube
“Rick is dead! The People’s Poet is dead!”
4. The imaginary friends scene in Drop Dead FredSource: Vainglory88/YouTube
Still as relevant as ever.
5. Lord Flashheart visits the troops in Blackadder Goes ForthSource: BBCWorldwide/YouTube
MY GOD. “Yes, I suppose I am.”
RIP Rik Mayall. Thanks for everything.