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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Comic fined at if.comedy awards

Comic fined at if.comedy awards
Breach of the peace rap for Lederer

American stand-up Andrew J Lederer was given an on-the-spot fine
following a fracas outside Edinburgh's if.comedy award celebrations
last night.
The comic was fined £40 for breach of the peace after verbally
assaulting a female member of security staff.

Witnesses said Lederer unleashed a vicious torrent of four-letter
words after being denied entrance to the comedy industry party in The
Jam House just before 4am.

Police were called and questioned Lederer for about half an hour,
before issuing the fine.

The woman said: 'There is only so much abuse I am prepared to take and
he crossed the line. He'd better hope our paths never cross again.'

New Yorker Lederer has been hosting a daily Free Festival storytelling
club during the Fringe.

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