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.