As star cameos go, Mark Hamill’s in this week’s Man Down finale is up there among the best in a British sitcom. Yes, maybe even better than Patrick Stewart’s in Extras.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) August 17, 2016
And Hamill’s small role as Bob, the mysterious and incompetent greasy spoon owner, in Greg Davies’s Channel 4 comedy just got even better.
The Star Wars actor took to Twitter to dedicate his role to comedy legend Rik Mayall, who appeared in Man Down as the ruthless prank-pulling father of Davies’s character Dan, until his tragic death in 2014.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 18, 2016
The Universe’s most dignified Jedi Knight is an admirer of Bottom’s slapstick King? Yes, as Greg Davies previously told RadioTimes.com, Hamill is a huge fan of both British comedy and Mayall, which was one of the main reasons he joined Man Down.
Just think, after a long day in the Jedi Temple, Skywalker winds down with a bit of this…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOxRKtIXArA