Keith Allen, Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Rik Mayall, Alexei Sayle, Nigel Planer, Robbie Coltrane and Dawn French in The Comic Strip Presents

Keith Allen, Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Rik Mayall, Alexei Sayle, Nigel Planer, Robbie Coltrane and Dawn French in The Comic Strip Presents

Photographer Trevor Rogers captured the 1980s alternative comedy boom with these black-and-white portraits of Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and friends

The young ones: Rik, Ade and the alternative comedy gang – in pictures

Photographer Trevor Rogers captured the 1980s alternative comedy boom with these black-and-white portraits of Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and friends

The Comic Strip Presents Jealousy (Peter Capaldi, Jennifer Saunders, Robbie Coltrane, 1993)) - YouTube

The Comic Strip Presents Jealousy (Peter Capaldi, Jennifer Saunders, Robbie Coltrane, 1993)) - YouTube

The Comic Strip Presents -- "Composed of a virtual who's who of British comedians--including Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French--the Comic Strip crew offers up spot-on parodies of pop culture phenomena, homing in on heavy metal bands, TV talk shows, Alfred Hitchcock and more."

The Comic Strip Presents -- "Composed of a virtual who's who of British comedians--including Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French--the Comic Strip crew offers up spot-on parodies of pop culture phenomena, homing in on heavy metal bands, TV talk shows, Alfred Hitchcock and more."

Old friends: An emotional Adrian Edmondson helps carry the coffin of his comedy partner Ri...

Old friends: An emotional Adrian Edmondson helps carry the coffin of his comedy partner Ri...

A pioneer of alternative comedy in the early 1980′s, and starring in a succession of TV hits that include ‘The Young Ones‘, ‘Bottom‘, ‘The Comic Strip Presents‘, ‘The New Statesman‘,and many more, Rik Mayall is welcomed into our Hall Of Fame.  Hear us chat about Rik in Podcast 70.  Rik was nominated by our guest host in Podcast 70; Spankee Spangler.

A pioneer of alternative comedy in the early 1980′s, and starring in a succession of TV hits that include ‘The Young Ones‘, ‘Bottom‘, ‘The Comic Strip Presents‘, ‘The New Statesman‘,and many more, Rik Mayall is welcomed into our Hall Of Fame. Hear us chat about Rik in Podcast 70. Rik was nominated by our guest host in Podcast 70; Spankee Spangler.

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