Crinkly Bottom

Rik and Ade plan OAP sitcom

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson are working on a slapstick sitcom set in an old people's home.

Edmondson told The Sun: ‘Rik and I have an idea for a sitcom for when we are very, very old. We want to set it in an old people's home 30 years hence.

He added the series ‘will be like Bottom, but we will be hitting each other with colostomy bags’.

The pair have not worked together since their 2003 Bottom tour, but were recently reunited on BBC One's Let's Dance for Comic Relief, when Ade performed the Dying Swan – before being attacked by Rik.

Edmondson’s new plans seem to be a turnaround from last year when he said he had been fed up with comedy for more than a decade.

At the time, he said: ‘My heart’s not really been in it… I enjoyed my time doing comedy but I just had enough.’

Published: 7 Apr 2011

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