Stand-up comedian Dominic Holland was intent on making an impression when he hosted the Insurance Times Awards recently.

Midway through, Holland, a former winner of the Perrier Newcomer Award, achieved this by dashing backstage to relieve himself of some dodgy seafood.

It was but a minor setback for the comic, who continued his act without skipping a beat, despite sweating profusely and enduring a roiling stomach.

It appears that hotel room service had served up some less than award-winning salmon to the brave Holland.

Guests pondered whether the hotel had the appropriate liability cover.