Starr's bitter outbursts

He savages modern comics

Freddie Starr has launched a bitter attack on modern comedians.

He savages a generation of entertainers in his new autobiography, attacking a host of celebrities who have become famous over the past decade.

Starr, whose own career peaked with a famous - though largely inaccurate - Sun headlineplanted by PR guru Max Clifford, claims to hate jealousy between performers.

Yet he slams Harry Hill as being a 'visitor from the furthest planet from ours, called Notveryfuckingfunny'.

The 58-year-old comic, known for dressing up in Nazi regalia on stage, also calls Alexei Sayle 'a downright disgrace' and Julian Clary 'very boring and repetitive'.

And Starr recently told London's Evening Standard: "People think the TV today is crap. How many physically funny men can walk on stage and not say a word for 10 minutes and get a laugh? Only one person - Freddie Starr."

In his book, Unwrapped, Starr also tells how his two wives, his children, his brother and several showbiz friends no longer talk to him.

The autobiography is published by Virgin, priced £16.99.

Published: 29 Oct 2001

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