Adrian Edmondson Quotes

Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director. He came to prominence in the early 1980s and was part of the alternative comedy boom. He is probably best known for his comedic roles in the television series The Young Ones (1982–84) and Bottom (1991–95), which he wrote together with his long-time collaborative partner Rik Mayall. Edmondson also appeared in The Comic Strip Presents... series of films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. For one episode of this he created the spoof heavy metal band Bad News, and for another he played his nihilistic alter-ego Eddie Monsoon, an offensive South African television star

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Adrian Edmondson


Richie and Eddie couldn't exist without each other. They're two halves of the same person.

Adrian Edmondson


It only works because we still amuse each other. After we have been working with other people, it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again.

Adrian Edmondson


I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway, but I think there's a basis to them, and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies. There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling.

Adrian Edmondson


People expect us to be different, but we're not. We're very similar people, and it's because we're so similar and close to each other that we make each other laugh - in fact we make each other laugh more than we make anyone else laugh.

Adrian Edmondson


We have never been strictly political, only strictly funny.

Adrian Edmondson


Even though we work in the same field, we have an intense private life away from our professional lives.

Adrian Edmondson


I've always had a kind of visual eye, and it was a pleasant exercise for that.

Adrian Edmondson


A lot of people are obsessed with looking cool. They feel they have to look after their image.

Adrian Edmondson


On stage, we just want to generate hysteria. We don't care about looking cool or posing.

Adrian Edmondson