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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Reiser’

FBLA Exclusive: Defense Attorney Uses YouTube To Try And Discredit Comedian Witness

Comedian Robin Reiser (cousin to Paul Reiser) witnessed a violent episode of road rage where a man beat another man bloody in front of tons of witnesses on 3rd Street near Sweetzer. Robin called 911 and gave her contact info to authorities. So of course she was asked to testify in court against the alleged assailant.

The trial was today. Robin showed up and ADA Christine Kee told her the defense attorney Robert Swartz was going to use footage of Robin falling in front of a police car. This was a series of YouTube videos where Robin and company fell in public places and often times weird things happened like Elvis helping them up (see video above). Because people falling is always funny.

Anyway they showed the above clip (among others) for the jury. A couple jurors laughed. “I was afraid they were going to start showing my stand up, that I couldn’t handle,” Reiser tells FBLA.

So here’s the moral of the story: if you’re funny no one will ever ever take you seriously.

“I think a couple of those jurors will go and Google me when they get home. I bet I got some new fans,” riffs Reiser.

It reminds us of a quote from the late Bob Monkhouse,”When I said I was going to become a comedian, they all laughed. Well, they’re not laughing now.”

Here’s a link to Robin’s site.

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Jossip Takes on Huffpo Celebrity Bloggers

Cord Jefferson at Jossip names a couple of real stinkers Jermaine Dupri, Tim Robbins, Paul Reiser, Casey Gane-McCalla and of course Pete Wentz.

Jefferson writes:

Tragically, HuffPo, once a fountainhead for interesting, angry liberal opinions, is fast becoming the Hollywood club of news blogs: everyone’s invited, but the celebrities have the run of the place. And boy are they ruining it.


While we can’t disagree with much of what Gane-McCalla has to say – Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly are idiot bigots – it’s a little hard to take discussions about racism seriously from a guy of color whose most famous song is a celebration of humping white women. Sample lyric: “You and me baby can start making up for slavery.”

Ha! Do more! There’s WAY more than just five dumb celebrity bloggers on Huffpo – that could be a daily feature…on somewhere besides Huffpo. Ahem.