Riot kissers hire agent to handle fame

The couple caught kissing by a photographer during the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot have hired an agent and are heading to Australia to kickstart a comedy career.
The so-called kissing couple is shown embracing on a Vancouver street as riot police battled overzealous Canucks fans following the team's Stanley Cup loss. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The couple caught kissing by a photographer during the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot have hired an agent and are heading to Australia to kickstart a comedy career.

Scott Jones, 29, came to Canada from Australia to pursue stand-up comedy. While working as a bartender he started dating Canadian-born Alexandra Thomas.

The couple became instantly famous after Getty photographer Rich Lam snapped a photo of Jones tenderly kissing Thomas after she was injured during the riot in Vancouver last Wednesday following Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final, which the Canucks lost.

The photo went viral and caught the attention of media and talk shows around the world. Now Jones is using the instant fame to help kick-start his comedy career back in Australia.

Jones and Thomas were already planning to head Down Under to work before they were caught up in the riot, but now they will be doing it with the help of a publicity firm that will organize gigs, endorsements and public speaking events.