Ben Boyce probably used the stack standard comedian’s defence, because he makes people laugh he gets off:
TV star and comedian Ben Boyce has been discharged without conviction for a botched fake pilot stunt which was condemned by the aviation industry and Prime Minister John Key.
The former Pulp Sport star was discharged, alongside The Rock host Bryce Casey and TV producer Andrew Robinson at the Manukau District Court today.
At a sentence indication hearing in May, the trio were warned they could face up to 12 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Boyce was told if he paid the police $2000 in reparation and completed 75 hours community work he could be granted a discharge.
The trio were charged with providing false information in an attempt to gain access to a secure area after a skit for the TV3 series WannaBen in September 2011 went wrong.
During the stunt, Casey was dressed in a pilot’s uniform and tried to get past security at Auckland Airport during the Rugby World Cup and close to the 9/11 terror attacks anniversary.
But he was spotted by security and Boyce – who masterminded the stunt – and the TV crew were arrested.