Michael Jackson's trial is providing a veritable smorgasbord of delicacies for late night show hosts Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and others.
The very essence of humour is that it feeds on the discomfiture of others. The fact that the trial has brought into the public arena the base nature of the human condition viz; greed, lust, dishonesty, perversion and vanity is all the better from the perspective of the comedian and sketch writer.
Jay Leno had been briefly prevented from telling jokes on his show, as he is a witness, therefore he used substitutes to tell the jokes for him; thus, in effect, making a mockery of the legal system.
The show will go on, and so will the rountines lampooning the trial.