Aaron Barschak aka ‘The Comedy Terrorist’ was driven away by police after gatecrashing Prince William’s 21st birthday celebrations on 22nd June 2003 in the early hours of the morning. Barschak, dressed as Osama Bin Laden, scaled one of the castle walls, and bluffed his way past security into the party. Once inside, he got up on stage with Prince William, sang a song, and planted a kiss on his cheek. Unsuspecting guests thought the stunt was part of the entertainment but after leaving the stage he was swiftly picked up by police. Barschak has a record of causing disruption and has been arrested on several occasions at major events. This is one one of my favourite news pictures, the story which we broke through the News of the World, that sent shockwaves around the world when it first broke, no one being sure of Barschak’s identity.
Will Barschak make a comeback in 2010…?
Aaron Barschak, who is standing as an Independent in the Witney Consituency against David Cameroon for the General Election at the Witney Town outskirts.
BEER AND POLLING IN LAS DAVE ASS
Has Witney found an unlikely Saviour? Partly funded by author Will Self, who donated £150:00, to the cause, the Ex-Royal Gatecrasher, is trying to spoil a new Party, by running against David Cameron in his own constituency. With “My Brother’s Keeper” on his green jersey, dressed as a messianic, superhero, goalie, Barschak hopes to highlight the mistreatment of bonafide Asylum seekers, in the system with his sign Campsfield House Party, referring to the notorious detention centre, not far from Witney. Self will be interviewing Barschak on radio 4’s Today Programme, along with performance artist Mark McGowan. In the spirit of the campaign trail, Barschak will be keeping a journal and/or blog Beer and Polling in Las Dave-Ass. Keeping in tune with the seventies, Barschak’s slogan is appropriated from the stoner comedian duo Cheech and Chong. Aptly enough for Witney it is “DAVE’S NOT HERE”.