Today, was spent mostly standing in the cold at Guildford Magistrates Court waiting for comedian Lee Hurst, who was in trouble because he is alleged to have got fed up with someone videoing his performance at the Stoke Hotel Pub in Guildford. Unfortunately for Lee, it seems that his case isn’t going to be heard today as there is only one court in action, and loads of cases to be dealt with. It has to be said that he was in good form and as I have said before it is a pleasure to work with a professional that knows we will get our pictures anyway, so may as well front up.
Stand-up comic Lee Hurst has pleaded not guilty to smashing an audience member’s mobile phone at one of his gigs.
The bald-headed comedian is alleged to have grabbed the phone during a performance at the Stoke Pub in Guildford, Surrey and thrown it to the floor.
The former star of TV show They Think It’s All Over appeared in the dock at Guildford Magistrates Court wearing jeans and a grey top for the brief hearing.
He is accused of destroying the Motorola K1 handset worth £80 belonging to Gareth Hughes either intentionally or recklessly on September 4 this year.
He entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of criminal damage, telling the court: “I wasn’t there”.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of three months jail and/or a fine.
Magistrates granted the comic unconditional bail to return for trial at the same court on February 16.
Hurst, from Narrow Street, Limehouse, south-east London, indicated he would be representing himself at trial.