Of course he got off – he makes people laugh after all


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.


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  • Exclamation Mark

    Ooooooh, I see what you did there….

  • Travis Poulson

    He doesn’t make people laugh. He’s lamer than a one legged duck. Every time I watch a program he’s on I wait for the moment I burst out into uncontrollable laughter, it never comes. Not even a chuckle. 

    • Fozzie

      So Travy why would you bother watching it ?

  • Apolonia

    But he didn’t think he was breaking the law!   Duh

    • Troy

      Just another so-called funny fucked up celebrity – a real goat’s cock and going on his track record he’ll end up in the clink one day after which he will be able to recall in the most funny way of how he got his ass dealt to by the other inmates.  Fuckwit.

  • WayneO

    Whatever happened to his sidekick who disappeared? I haven’t seen him on television for a long time. Must have fallen out of favour with TV producers. 

    • Sarrs

      …yes…whatever did happen to his side kick…because apparently he used to make people laugh too…

      • guest

        treading on dangerous ground there

      • Sarrs

        I was innocently agreeing with WayneO…I used to like Pulp Sport, I thought it was funny. Other people didn’t agree, hence the ‘apparently’ 
        And I was channelling Phil Ure with the ellipsis, haven’t seen him round for ages. 

  • Guest

    Commonsense has prevailed, thank goodness.  Waste of time and money otherwise.

  • le sphincter

    Check out #### &  Ben  on Britains got Talent

    Not much laughter from the judges…more rolling of eyes

    • Callum

      Good thing you blanked that other name.

    • Staplez

      You only put 4 hashes there. His name is Jamie Linehan not bill. So you need a few more hashes for that Pedo… I mean comedian

      • Exclamation Mark

         Don’t be such a cunt.

    • LesleyNZ

      Those two are just stupid and sick. To think that some in NZ actually voted for them.

  • LesleyNZ

    If any of us did that while going through security we would not get off. Now they can still visit the US as he does not have a conviction. How very nice. Hasn’t one of them had the same treatment from the courts before over something else?  I can’t remember what it was now. I might be wrong. It might have been someone else I am thinking of. I don’t find them funny at all. 

  • Paddles83

    I think he woke up drunk and couldn’t  remember which bed he was in  ……………enough said