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Former attorney who defended Jodi Arias starts new career in comedy

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Kirk Nurmi ended up being cast as almost as big a villain as Jodi Arias during the trial because it was his job to defend her. He came away a different person

Nurmi is performing a one-man show in April at the Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale. Here he defends Jodi Arias in Maricopa County court./pool photo

By William Pitts | 12 News

What’s funny about Jodi Arias?

She’s a convicted murderer – famously vain – and still denies killing her boyfriend Travis Alexander. Her appeal is ongoing. 

Heck, the trial was so rough, defense attorney Kirk Nurmi believes it probably gave him cancer.

“Cancer’s easier to shake because nobody associates me with cancer,” he said.

As it turns out, the pain of that trial can be funny…in a weird sort of way.

“There’s just a lot of funny anecdotes that I tell on the way about – you know, I remember in my office some of the calls I get about the blood atonement and porn that I was sent because they thought Jodi was in it and all sorts of weird stuff,” he said.

Nurmi is performing a one-man show in April at the Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale.

The title: “Overcoming Jodi Arias.”

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