Comedian Simon Brodkin disturbed a Volkswagen speech to poke fun at their emissions scandal dressed as an engineer. Watch the video.
The comedian and prankster Simon Brodkin has done it again, this time turning his attention to a VW presentation. Brodkin disrupted a Volkswagen speech at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
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This time the prankster crashed the stage to target VW's emissions scandal. The incident occurred at the Volkswagen event on Tuesday morning.
The interruption came when Volkswagen board member Jürgen Stackmann was making a speech. Brodkin appeared on stage at the Volkswagen showcase dressed as one of the auto maker’s engineers. Watch the video showing Brodkin interrupting the presentation below.
Brodkin was dressed as a Volkswagen mechanic and holding a wrench, according to TheGuardian. What was really mischievous was Brodkin carrying a prop labelled the ‘cheat box’. Brodkin then started looking under a display car as a VW executive spoke.
Simon Brodkin then started speaking in German-accented English. The prankster told the chief executive Matthias Müller it’s OK as long as no one finds out about it. The security at the Swiss convention immediately escorted Brodkin out of the premises.
The prankster made a dig at the use of illegal software in Volkswagen’s so-called clean diesel engines. VW used cheat software to pass laboratory emissions tests while emitting high levels of harmful nitrogen oxides. Volkswagen admitted the truth of their wrongdoing in September 2015.
This isn’t the first time Brodkin has pulled a stunt like this. In summer 2015 Brodkin showered the Fifa chief Sepp Blatter with dollar bills.
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This time the target was the diesel emission scandal of Volkswagen at the 86th Geneva motor show. Brodkin is best known for his TV role as Lee Nelson which aired on BBC3 in 2010 and 2011.