On “The Daily Show,” John Oliver deconstructs George Zimmerman’s lawyer’s joke to open Trayvon Martin murder trial

Well, I mean. Really, now. You didn’t think the lawyer for George Zimmerman could open his defense arguments in the Trayvon Martin murder trial with a knock-knock joke and get away with it, did you?

While plenty of comedians let the lawyer’s joke have it via Twitter and Facebook retorts, let’s see what John Oliver made of Don West and his attempt at humor on last night’s The Daily Show. Sometimes having more than 140 characters is worth it. This time, it’s really worth it.

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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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