With the Fourth of July kicking off the week, most late-night TV hosts in America decided to take the full week off. But not Jay Leno. Of course not. Self-described workaholic Leno is all-new this week with The Tonight Show, which meant he got to have yesterday's big Casey Anthony news pretty much to himself.
So what did Leno do? He compared the jury in her murder trial to Obama's economic team. Guess how well that went over. No, really. Guess.
Oh, you read the headline did you? Good job, readers! That's correct: The audience was stunned into silence. Leno thought it was because his mic went out, but it didn't, so the band quickly covered for him, suggesting he tell the joke again. This time, the audience hooted and cheered on cue.
Leno's monologue from last night also included a more well-received comparison to O.J. Simpson, as well as Leno's Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation. The Anthony/Obama joke happens a little more than one minute in. Roll it.