e.phemera: Rik Mayall on Late Night With David Letterman

Here’s a clip of two of my favourite comedy performers just having a chat. Rik turns up on Letterman in the early 1990s to promote his new film Drop Dead Fred, and tells a few stories about the production of The Young Ones, which had been aired in the States on MTV. I get a sense that the interview was cut short, and when Dave rounds up the evening, we discover Seinfeld was on the same show.


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