Cole Parker leaves Show Me The Funny

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 August 2011
Cole Parker

Cole Parker

Cole Parker became the third comedian to be voted off 'Show Me The Funny' last night (01.08.11) after judge Kate Copstick deemed his routine ''s**t''

Cole Parker became the third comedian to be voted off 'Show Me The Funny' last night (01.08.11).

The 37-year-old funnyman was unanimously given the boot from the ITV1 show by judges Kate Copstick and Alan Davies, as well as guest panellist Ross Noble, after they deemed his performance in front of a school of 12 to 14-year-old pupils not good enough.

However, while Cole thinks Kate was "unprofessional" to deem his routine "s**t", he believes she only lets that side of her personality out because she wants to fulfil the harsh-tongued "Simon Cowell" position on the judging panel.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It seemed quite unprofessional for her to say that. Ross Noble actually stuck up for me.

"It did seem to cause a bit of the rift between the judges, it's down to personal taste. I think her comments went a bit beyond the pale, but that's because she thinks she's fulfilling the Simon Cowell role of the panel.

"She said I had a big ego but surely putting yourself forward to judge a comedy show suggests you think quite highly of yourself?"

Despite his criticism of Kate's judging, Cole - who landed in the bottom two alongside fellow comedian Rudi - thinks the panellists wanted "another Michael McIntyre", which is never who he is going to be.

He added: "They wanted someone who appeals to the widest possible audience, another Michael McIntyre. That's not me. Comedy is subjective, it's like music - what one person might hate, another person might love. I can deal with it.

"If you're a bouncy guy like me, you're not going to appeal to an upper-class post-feminist like Kate."

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