Bill Maher Accuses The Onion of Stealing a Joke They Did Six Months Before Him


Hey guys, maybe we should cool it with the accusations of joke plagiarism? It’s pretty obvious that people come up with the same ideas separately sometimes, be they tiny hats or whatever else. And when you call someone out for stealing a joke that you made in February that they made the previous August, as Bill Maher did, you end up looking foolish and not a little bit sanctimonious. I mean, honestly, who in their right mind would accuse The Onion of joke theft? The Onion! Those guys infamously write dozens and dozens of potential headline jokes for every one that gets published! Trust me, Bill, they aren’t skimming your old HBO specials for things to rip off. [via]