While answering questions before Parliament Tuesday, a comedian and left-wing activist tried to throw a shaving cream pie in the face of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

Rupert Murdoch’s 42-year-old wife, Wendi, was seen throwing a punch at the man.

Twenty-six year old Jonathan May-Bowles, who goes by the stage name Jonnie Marbles, shouted, “You greedy billionare” before trying, and failing, to pie Murdoch.

“It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before,” he tweeted before the attempt.

Watch this video from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast July 19, 2011.

Updated July 19, 2011 at 8:32pm EST.