PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hallowe’en from Bottom’s Richie and Eddie

  A scene from the Ninetie’s BBC comedy series ‘Bottom’ that starred the late Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson. In the Hallowe’en special, titled “Terror” and first broadcast on the 13th January 1995, scuzzy but hilarious flatmates Eddie Hitler (Edmondson) and Richard Richard (Mayall) decide to go out trick-or-treating to make some extra cash. In the above scene, they dress as a banana and devil to strike fear into the locals. Poor old Richie however falls victim to the laxative effects of an electric cattle prod they plan to use to extort Hammersmith‘s residents for a few spooky pennies. A … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Happy Hallowe’en from Bottom’s Richie and Eddie

THE BOTTOM LINE: Remembering a great British comedy

Vijay Shah (feature writer & editor) Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) In the mid-1990’s while growing up in a modest terraced house in Plaistow, east London, I would sit down after dinner on a Saturday evening and be enamoured by the antics of two hilariously seedy gentleman living in a mucky flat in some God-forsaken part of Hammersmith. Whether it was constantly complaining about their woefully pitiful social and love lives, or booting each other in the crown jewels, this duo of stragglers, Eddie and Richie, left me in stitches with their smutty jokes and slapstick comedy routines. The fact that this … Continue reading THE BOTTOM LINE: Remembering a great British comedy