December 24th, 2010
11:42 AM ET
Only Steve Martin could find the humor in serving jury duty.
This week, the comedian unleashed a series of trial-based tweets, firing off such musings as "REPORT FROM JURY DUTY: guy I thought was up for murder turns out to be defense attorney. I bet he murdered someone anyway," and "I like to cup my hands and say, 'you tell 'em Judge Judy,' then duck behind the other jurors. HUGE laughs."
But it turns out Martin may be guilty of misleading his Twitter followers. One unnamed spokesperson claimed the 65-year-old funnyman was not on a jury panel but was part of an L.A. jury pool. Martin's publicist Alan Nierob, however, told the New York Post he wasn't in a courthouse at all.
"He’s not serving jury duty, just tweeting as usual,” Nierob told the newspaper “It’s really great material, don’t you think?”
Martin himself finally came clean in a Twitter posting yesterday.
"Serious note: I actually will be on jury duty soon," he wrote. "I urge every citizen to experience it. I’ve never not been moved by the system."
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