Andrew J. Lederer

Andrew J. Lederer

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 series 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, who has been hosting a daily Free Festival storytelling club during the Fringe, has written about the incident on his blog.

Lederer being questioned by police.

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Published: 24 Aug 2008


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