A SCHOOLBOY comic who won legions of fans after starring in Britain’s Got Talent has been banned from attending a show at one of the Capital’s leading venues – because he is too young.
Jack Carroll, 14, had planned to see Viz co-founder Simon Donald’s show, Butch Straight Poof, at The Stand 2.
But due to licencing laws the child star, who has cerebral palsy, was told he would be refused entry to the show as it began at 10.40pm – ten minutes after minors are allowed in.
Instead, a one-off show was organised in the Stand 4 venue, which Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Jack, who is visiting the Fringe with his dad, could attend.
Mr Donald said: “It just goes to show how archaic our licensing laws are when adults and children are unable to socialise together.”
A spokesman for The Stand said: “We triple-checked the licensing rules, but it’s a condition of the licence.”