“You heard the one about Michael Jackson?” was how most of the school yard jokes of the 80′s and 90′s started. Yes, MJ was the butt of jokes. But at the Michael Jackson trial, the accuser had met the pop icon at the Laugh Factory on Sunset. So those testifying at his trial looked like comedy tour line up: Jay Leno, George Lopez, Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker. There was a gag order that Leno couldn’t do any MJ jokes during the trial.
Anyway, it’s a strange dynamic. Michael Jackson dying effectively took 99% of the jokes about him with him. Gobsmacking talent indeed.
We found what Louise Palanker had to say about Michael Jackson on her website. It’s a sharp contrast to the televised barrage of fawning hangers-on for the past two weeks.