Jay Leno’s Casey Anthony Joke Met With Eerie Silence


Well, it’s like the old comedy saying I just made up goes: no one said it was easy to get multiple laughs off a child murder trial. That being said, seeing as how late-night shows typically implement a hype man, crowd instructions and you know, an editing process, it’s pretty jarring to see an on-air joke met with total studio silence. Last night during Jay Leno’s monologue, a joke comparing the Casey Anthony jury to Obama’s economic team didn’t get a peep from the audience, causing Jay to think his mic had cut out. Nope. So he told the joke again and the crowd went wild. Maybe someone punched the side of the Applause sign, Fonzi-style.

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