The George Zimmerman trial is being televised, and those who are watching got to watch a bit of, um, standup? Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, began addressing the jury with…a knock-knock joke:

Speaking to the jury during opening statements, West explained, “sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.” He went on to say, “so let me, at considerable risk, let me, let me say, I’d like to tell you a little joke. I know how that may sound a bit weird in this context under these circumstances. But I think you’re the perfect audience for it. As long as you, uh, don’t, if you don’t like it, or you don’t think it’s funny or inappropriate, that you don’t hold it against Mr. Zimmerman. You can hold it against me if you want, but not Mr. Zimmerman. I have your assurance you won’t. Here’s how it goes…”

And with that, West unleashed his inner comedian:

“Knock-knock.””Who’s there?”

“George Zimmerman.”

“George Zimmerman, who?”

“Alright good. You’re on the jury.”

West’s dry joke was greeted with stony silence.

“Nothing?” asked West, eliciting a few laughs. “That’s funny.”

Read more at The Huffington Post.

West, we see what you were trying to do there, but, f’real?! What do you think of this legal “strategy:? Are you watching the Martin trial? Thoughts so far? Sound off below!!!!