Will Rogers famously said that everything is funny as long as it's happening to somebody else. Which is why there's one subject that is seriously off-limits tonight at the Comedy Underground.
"Didya hear the one about the crooked Italian justice system?"
According to UW's The Daily, Amanda Knox's family has spent over $1 million in the past few years in travel and legal expenses. To help dig them out of that debt, a family friend has rallied up some comedians and organized a benefit concert. There's just one catch.
"It's not a show to make fun of any of the circumstances," says organizer Renée Perrault. Which means that your $50 ticket will get you plenty of jokes, just none about Knox, the case or the country where she was convicted.
An event filled with laughter in the wake of a murder trial? We're sure the Italian press will react sensibly to this news.