Reeves take a pop at McIntyre

'He's too easy and soft...'

Vic Reeves has slammed Michael McIntyre as being ‘far too easy and soft’.

The Shooting Stars host said: ‘ I haven’t seen much of him – but what I have seen I didn’t like.

‘He points out and notices things that everyone’s noticed already.’

In the interview with today’s Metro, he also took a pop at McIntyre’s fians, saying that he would appeal to ‘office workers’ and X Factor fans.

‘The same people who think Jedward are funny will go and see Michael McIntyre,’ he added.

Since becoming hugely successful, McIntyre has often attracted the scorn of other comedians.

But earlier this month he defended his brand of stand-up, saying: ‘If I'd had a more troubled upbringing, maybe I'd do more edgy material, but all that happened was some people came round for pasta, so I talk about pasta. Lots of people have that life. You can't criticise people for that.

‘If all comics did the kind of material I do, it would be pretty boring. You need me and you need Jimmy Carr and you need Frankie Boyle.’

Published: 17 Dec 2009

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