we pay tribute to one of the most innovative British comedy shows: The Young Ones. We play music from each of the 12 episodes and from other projects by ensemble cast of Rik Mayall (Rick), Ade Edmondson (Vyvyan), Nigel Planer (Neil), Christopher Ryan (Mike) and Alexei Sayle (The Balowski Family and other characters).
Much has been made of recent comments by Monty Python funnyman John Cleese about British comedy. The international star went on record saying that comedy in the old country has generally not been funny since the 1980s. While fans of “The Office” and several other relatively newer comedies might scoff at that (one actor/comedian, Martin Clines, went as far as saying that Clesse himself has not been funny since then), there is a plethora of substance to what the man who played the legendary character “Basil Fawlty” said.