Lanford Beard
July 29, 2011 AT 06:26 PM EDT

Jonathan May-Bowles has ‘fessed up to throwing a shaving cream pie at blighted News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, reports the BBC. The 26-year-old part-time stand-up comedian, who calls himself “Jonnie Marbles,” hurled the pie at Murdoch during a July 19 parliamentary session addressing Murdoch’s involvement in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Appearing before the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, May-Bowles admitted to assault and causing harassment, alarm, or distress. He is set to be sentenced Aug. 2 and was warned that an arrest warrant would be issued if he failed to show up to his sentencing. May-Bowles echoed Murdoch’s remarks before Parliament when he told the court at the preliminary hearing, “I would just like to say this has been the most humble day of my life.”

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