Comedians W. Kamau Bell, Chris Rock go in on George Zimmerman
theGRIO REPORT - Things may be quiet in Sanford, Florida after a week of jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman, but a pair of black comedians are giving their uncensored take on the case...
WARNING: NSFW video content: Things may be quiet in Sanford, Florida after a week of jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman, but a pair of black comedians are giving their uncensored take on the case.
W. Kamau Bell, host of the late night comedy show Totally Biased on F/X, weighed in on the case Thursday night, and pulled no punches about his feelings about the George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, 29, has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder, saying he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him on February 26, 2012. Martin was unarmed.
“Now of course I’m a believer in fair trials,” said Bell during a monologue. “But if there’s any god in heaven, and I’m pretty sure there isn’t, here’s who would be deciding Zimmerman’s fate: Chuck D, Angela Davis, the ghost of Malcolm X, fat Al Sharpton, angry Bill Cosby, Ice Cube … no no no, before, “Are we there yet?” Ice Cube … Samuel L. Jackson from Pulp Fiction, Samuel L. Jackson from Snakes on a Plane, Samuel L. Jackson from Jackie Brown,” and foreman of the jury, regular old Samuel L. Jackson….” As he spoke, pictures of his would-be “jurors” appeared onscreen.
Bell finished the sketch with a fusillade of what he called “all of the inflammatory words” Zimmerman’s attorneys have asked the trial judge to exclude from opening arguments, after which cameras cut to Totally Biased executive producer Chris Rock in the control room, who declared: “This guy’s good, we should give him a nightly show this fall. Oh yeah, George Zimmerman can e– a d—.”
Watch the segment below. Warning: NSFW.