Anthony Jeselnik Clarifies That Louis C.K. Did Not Steal His Jokes

Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for SiriusXM

In response to a report in “Page Six” that he’d accused Louis C.K. of stealing his jokes, Anthony Jeselnik tweeted out a response to clarify that C.K. was, at least this time, completely innocent. “Page Six” had reported that during a Q&A at the 92nd Street Y earlier this week, Jeselnik recounted a time when Louis C.K. had approached him after a set and told him, “I love watching you because I try to guess your punchline, and I come up with my own that works, but it’s different from yours.” Jeselnik then apparently said he’d be honored to let C.K. use his setups, only to find out the comedian was still using them months later. While “Page Six” characterized this as “stealing,” Jeselnik clarified that C.K. had his permission to use a few setups, and that it had been an honor “at the time.” Now? Probably less so.

Anthony Jeselnik Says Louis C.K. Did Not Steal His Jokes