Hollywood actor Christian Slater is a terrible stand-up comic, according to his One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest theatre co-star Mackenzie Crook.

The Office funnyman Crook is currently starring with Slater in the London West End production at the Gielgud Theatre and the pair recently performed a series of late-night comedy shows after hours.

Crook, an accomplished stand-up comedian, says, "Christian struggles, to be honest. He's got great stage presence and a likeable persona, but he finds all the jokes a bit difficult.

"I don't blame him - it isn't easy. But I wouldn't say he's a natural."

01/12/2004 17:12