Aaron Barschak, the gatecrasher who sneaked into Prince William’s 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle on June 21 and grabbed the microphone, tells PEOPLE that he will shy away from trying to dupe his way into bothering the Bushes in the White House.
Part of the reason for that, the self-styled “Comedy Terrorist,” 37, admits, is simply that the British birthday stunt (he was bizarrely garbed in a peach dress and Osama bin Laden-like beard and cap) would probably not be received well in America.
“If I had done that in the U.S.” he tells PEOPLE, “I would be six feet under by now. Bush’s security would take me out.”
Speaking at Tatler magazine’s party in London to mark the 100 most invited people of the year, Barschak says he is doing well milking his 15 minutes of fame — by getting paid for newspaper interviews.
His biggest haul came from the conservative Daily Mail, which paid him nearly $50,000 for his story. “I don’t know how much I have made (so far), but the best bit was taking money from the paper of so-called Middle England over a story about intruding on the royals. You can’t buy better satire than that.”
Although he was arrested by police following his unrehearsed show at William’s birthday bash — many of the fancy guests thought Barschak was part of the entertainment for the African-themed party — he has not been charged with a crime.
“If they charge me with burglary they will have to call William as a witness, which I doubt they will want,” he notes, adding that when he pulled his prank, William laughed and thought it was actually his brother, Prince Harry.
Asked what he thinks of the Windsors, Barschak (who is Jewish) joked: “They are a typical assimilated Jewish family — they were called the ‘Vindsors,’ you know. And the son is going into the family business.”
And with his stand-up show now selling well at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he said he hopes that Prince William will attend.
“After all, his grandfather is the Duke of Edinburgh.”