Scots comedian Phil Kay stunned audiences at two gigs when he exposed himself, stole wine and hurled abuse.
Kay, an award-winning stand-up who once had his own series on Channel 4, reduced the event’s organiser to tears after his bizarre and erratic behaviour.
The comic exposed himself on stage, swore at audience members, swiped their drinks and ridiculed the other acts on the bill during the gigs at Stonehaven’s Station Hotel on Friday and the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen on Saturday.
Organiser Steph Renshaw admitted Kay’s embarrassing behaviour reduced her to tears.
She said: "He is a middle-aged man but at one stage he was crying on the stage, holding onto my leg and begging me to pay him in front of the whole audience.
"He was a complete disaster from start to finish and I have never experienced anything like that in my whole life.
"He was highly intoxicated and at one point he was telling the audience to ‘shut the f*** up’. Members of the audience were walking out while others were chanting for him to get off the stage."
Miss Renshaw added: "He was supposed to be the headline act but instead he ended up shouting abuse at the other comedians, the compere Gus Lymburn and the staff who were working at the Blue Lamp.
"He also took drink off people in the audience and got naked on the stage. It was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen but nobody there was laughing.
"It was only the third time we had booked him but every single time has been a disaster. We told him he wasn’t getting paid as he had broken banners and people had walked out and were demanding refunds."
One audience member, who attended the gig at the Blue Lamp, said: "It was highly unprofessional. He ended up ranting for an hour plus, abusing the audience by telling us to f*** off - which many people did in the end - and pilfering white wine from the audience who I'm sure were only giving it to him in the hope that he would actually just get on with the act."
Breakneck Comedy promoter Naz Hussein, who wasn’t at the gig, said: "I couldn’t believe it when I heard about what had happened. It was a total car crash and we won’t be booking him again.
"I’m annoyed because a lot of people and comedians have worked really hard to make the Breakneck Comedy nights a success. However, we have been overwhelmed by the amount of people who have got in touch with positive messages for us after what happened."
Mr Kay was unavailable for comment.