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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 July, 2003, 14:01 GMT 15:01 UK
Barschak's Fringe stunt falls flat
Aaron Barschak
Barschak had several arguments with journalists
The comic who gatecrashed Prince William's 21st birthday party was turned away from Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday as he tried to unveil his Festival Fringe show.

Aaron Barschak wore his Osama Bin Laden disguise of pink dress, fake beard and sunglasses as he met the media.

Accompanied by supporters sporting masks of Prince William, the Prince of Wales, Camilla Parker Bowles and the Queen, Barschak had originally intended to hold a press conference within the walls of the castle.

But he was refused entry and had to speak to journalists in the streets below, blocking traffic and bemusing passing tourists.

Aaron Barschak
Barschak said he had not yet written his show
Gesturing at journalists with the fake hook on his hand, Barschak spoke about his now notorious stunt at Windsor Castle in June.

Asked about how he had got in, he said: "If the royals want to increase their security, then they should put Tony Martin in charge of the royal protection.

"I would never have gotten away with it with that man there."

Barschak, 37, climbed on board a passing bus carrying Spanish tourists in a staged effort to escape reporters.

He actively discouraged comedy fans from coming to see his show, Osama Likes It Hot, which is being previewed on Thursday.

He said: "I'm not funny. I'm talentless as you can see. In fact, I'm so talentless, I should have your job."

He added that he had not yet written his show and said: "Go and see anybody except the Comedy Terrorist."

Barschak got into several arguments with journalists during the press conference and was asked why he had organised the event.

"I don't know, you asked me to come along," he said. "I was in bed until about half an hour ago."

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