A performer with the silent Abba tribute act 'Mime-A-Mia' was left pole axed on stage last night after he collided with a previous act's unfinished introductory joke. The joke, an aborted one liner known as the ' A Man Walked Into A Bar' gag, had been left hanging in mid-air by the previous nights entertainment, after he was booed offstage at the iconic Jokin' Aside club in Dusseldorf.
Stubbit & Sue, acting on behalf of the injured dancer, are claiming for loss of earnings and professional embarrassment. Earlier today, a spokesman for the law firm said:"Our client had just completed a series of startlingly ambitious high kicks when he collided with the metaphorical bar left hanging at head height centre stage. We are citing gross negligence against the theatre owners for failing to clear the stage of dangerous material between acts".
Club owner Theo Turdor was unavailable for comment but a spokesman for the German Union, Stage Hans defended its safety record:"The German sense of humour is world renowned but unfortunately, on this occasion our staff failed to see the joke completely".
A similar incident occurred at the BBC when Rod Hull's Emu deposited imaginary excrement on the Parkinson stage twenty years earlier.