I am so sad to learn of the passing of Rik. He was my comedy hero.
I could not believe that I got the opportunity to work with him and did not stop pinching myself throughout the filming. He was hilarious, warm and passionate on and off camera and being in his presence was always humbling.
I cannot imagine how devastated his family, who he spoke of with such love, will be feeling and my thoughts are with them at this terribly sad time. Rest in peace maestro.
Exciting news – Greg will be headlining The Big Laugh 2014 at the Eventim Apollo, London, On Thursday 8 May 2014.
Greg will be performing alongside a stellar line-up including Josh Widdicombe, Paul Chowdhry, Katherine Ryan, Dan Antopolski and host Patrick Kielty. There’ll also be live music from singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle, with other special guests soon to be announced.
The proceeds of the event will go towards the Bee Cause campaign, so you can have a good night out, safe in the knowledge that you’ve saved a bee. Good on you.
To get your hands on a ticket, head here.
Greg’s sitcom Man Down has been commissioned for a second series on Channel 4. Series Two will broadcast next year following a special this Christmas.