Throw an improvised foam pie at Rupert Murdoch, go to jail.
That’s the lesson Jonathan May-Bowles, aka “Johnnie Marbles,” learned Tuesday when a British judge sentenced the 26-year-old comedian to six weeks in jail for his PR stunt/protest at last month’s parliamentary hearing on the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
“This is a parliamentary process, which as you know conducts itself with dignity and in a civilized fashion,” District Judge Daphne Wickham told May-Bowles, according to the BBC. “Everybody else in the room expected that, with one exception – you. You attended those proceedings with only one intention, to disrupt them."
The comedian will have to serve at least half of the jail time before he is eligible for release. He will also have to pay a £15 victim surcharge and another £250 for court costs.
After pleading guilty last week, the comic told reporters, “I would just like to say this has been the most humble day of my life,” mimicking a similar statement Murdoch made at the hearing.
Here’s the video again if you missed it the first time: