11/01/2012 07:18 GMT

Alexi Sayle: McIntyre And Kay Are 'Bland, But Not Vile'

To his credit, looking back to his heyday, when he bestrode the fledgling world of "alternative" comedy like a snarling, dimple-cheeked colossus in an ill-fitting suit, Alexei Sayle now admits he can't understand why audiences found some of his flummoxing material funny.