Lawyer to Chris Brown: 'I Don't Dance ... You Don't Talk'

11/1/2012 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Funny moment during the Chris Brown progress hearing today -- the singer tried to talk in court ... and his lawyer shut his ass down.

The hearing (stemming from the Rihanna beating case) was pretty standard ... Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos asked for permission for Brown to go on an upcoming world tour and discussed Chris' community service ... which, for once, didn't raise any red flags.

But the funniest moment happened when Chris opened his mouth in an effort to answer the judge's question regarding his tour schedule.

Before he could get a word out, Geragos stepped in and shut him up saying, "I don't dance, you don't talk."

The judge laughed ... and quipped, "We would like to see you dance, Mr. Geragos."

Don't hold your breath ...