Actor Jack Martin Comically Slams Comedian Matt Rife Over Comments On Fitness

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Actor and TikTok creator Jack Martin is known for his viral satirical and sarcastic videos. In the latest installment, the actor appeared to poke fun at comedian Matt Rife‘s recent interview comments with Men’s Health.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Jack Martin attends the Variety Power of Young Hollywood Presented by For the Music at NeueHouse Hollywood on August 10, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 10: Jack Martin attends the Variety Power of Young Hollywood Presented by For the Music at NeueHouse Hollywood on August 10, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Variety via Getty Images)

 

In the viral interview clip, Rife explains that he did not start working out and building a fitness regiment until later in his stand up comedy career. The comedian claimed that “no one wants to laugh at physically attractive people.”

@menshealthmag

Because who wants to laugh at the really, really ridiculously good-looking person? #mattrife #mattrifecomedy #mattrifeedit #comediansoftiktok #tellingjokes #tryingtobefunny

♬ original sound – Men’s Health

Martin quipped back with an exaggerated version of the quote intended to showcase its absurdity. The actor sarcastically quipped that he was “too sexy to do comedy.” The “La Brea” star is known for his humorous looks into pop culture phenomenons. In the comment section, Martin’s girlfriend, “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart, wrote “so true babe”.

@jackmartin

#stitch with @Men’s Health

♬ original sound – Jack Martin

Fans of Martin were in agreement at his poke at the comical lack of awareness of Rife’s statement. Many were also excited to see Reinhart agree. The pair of actors recently decided to go public with their relationship.

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@lilireinhart

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Following Martin’s stitch, TikTok had a field day with Rife’s quote, with many users criticizing him.

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Fans of Martin and for-you-page followers alike had choice words for Rife. Many joked about how they felt the video made the comedian appear self-absorbed. Several young women comedians and TikTok creators are critiquing Rife’s comments particularly due to the implications they could have on female comics.

@carrottlime

#stitch with @Men’s Health im so sick of the matt rife propaganda his face is irritating and so is his personality

♬ original sound – caroline🥕🍋

Rife has long found himself at the forefront of public criticism. The comedian once appeared on MTV’s “Wild N’ Out”, where some fans felt he got a bit too close to actress Zendaya, who was the episode’s celebrity contestant at the time. When the comedian touched her face, she appeared taken aback.

@holland.luv

Matt: touches Zendaya Zendaya: “i see you’ve chosen death”

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More recently, the comedian appeared on the “Stiff Socks” podcast, where he discussed his type in women. He went into minute physical detail, and insulted female anatomy. Rife, who was attracting a widespread female fanbase, now continues to reckon with being called out for alleged misogyny since this podcast appearance.

@ur.girlfriend_x

#mattrife #mattrifecomedy #mattrifeedit #stitch #fyp #stiffsockspodcast

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Prior to these controversies, Rife’s comedy had earned him a diverse fanbase. Young women would often order Matt Rife roasts on cameo, and share their results online. Some fans were so dedicated that they asked for the virtual roasts for Christmas.

@madelynelizabethh

Get yourself a cameo of @matt_rife roasting you. I promise its worth it😂😭 #mattrife #mattrifecomedy

♬ original sound – Madelyn Elizabeth

Rife is yet to address the backlash over his Men’s Health interview, and continues to share clips from his interactive stand up show to his TikTok account.  The comedian is currently on a national tour, heading to California in September.

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