Friday, November 27, 2015

Video: The knock-knock joke goes on trial

John Oliver critiques the comedy stylings of George Zimmerman's lawyer.

Video: The knock-knock joke goes on trial


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’.

Seriously, your honor…


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