Tough jury. Don West, the criminal attorney for George Zimmerman, found that out the hard way during the opening of his client’s trial. He tried to break the ice with a time-tested legal strategy: the knock-knock joke.
We leave it to a professional comedian, John Oliver on last night’s Daily Show, to critique the lawyer’s delivery.
Warning: There’s a good deal of bleeped-out profanity in this clip, mitigated by some funny material, including references to Kanye and Adam West and a priceless reenactment of the crime by HLN’s Jane Velez Mitchell.
Oliver’s best line: “There are two things you do not want to hear at your murder trial: ‘We find the defendant guilty’ and ‘Knock knock’.