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Joke Theft

  1. joke theft
    Was Grumpy Cat’s Fame Built on a Stolen Joke?This sort of thing is sadly common for cartoonists.
  2. lawsuits
    Conan O’Brien Is Not Headed to Trial Over Joke-Theft Accusations After AllThe late-night host wrote a piece for Variety explaining why he decided to settle before the case went to trial.
  3. the law
    All Your Questions About the Conan Joke-Theft Trial, AnsweredEverything you need to know before the late-night host heads to court next month.
  4. trials
    Patton Oswalt and Andy Richter to Testify in the Conan O’Brien Joke-Theft TrialBut Elayne Boosler shall not.
  5. So You Want to Accuse Someone of Stealing Your JokeIn a business where you’re only as good as your material, joke theft is one of comedy’s high crimes. Just make sure the joke’s not on you.
  6. Inside Matt Besser’s Punk Rock Musical Podcast ‘Stolen Idea’Matt Besser has done all there is to do in comedy, but ask him and he’ll tell you about a life that could have been as a musician. In Stolen […]
  7. Conan O’Brien Might Be Headed to Trial Over Joke Theft AllegationsAccusations of joke theft are a common occurrence in the comedy world, but something that’s not a common occurrence – taking a joke theft […]
  8. Tig Notaro Responds to an ‘SNL’ Sketch That Allegedly Ripped Off Her Short […]Saturday Night Live has come under fire this week for allegedly ripping off a short film by Tig Notaro. The sketch in question, titled […]
  9. 10 Comedians Who Borrowed Jokes Without Making Headlines Stan Laurel once said, “All comedians steal from all comedians.” If you waste enough time looking into it, you might be surprised to learn […]
  10. Parallel Thinking Is Real: One Concept, Six Sketches, and a Whole Slew of […] “It’s a total coincidence,” Jordan Peele told Twitter when Saturday Night Live aired a sketch on airport boarding around the same time as Key […]
  11. Amy Schumer Responds to Accusations of Joke Theft: ‘I Will Literally Take […]Over the past few days, Amy Schumer has been the target of the latest joke theft allegations making the rounds on the internet after comedians […]
  12. The Fat Jew on Stealing Jokes: ‘I Have Never Done That’It’s been a bad week for Josh Ostrovsky AKA “The Fat Jew” since the comedy community doubled down on exposing him as a hacky joke thief, and […]
  13. Comedy vs. The Fat JewThe day of reckoning has finally arrived for joke plagiarist Josh Ostrovsky AKA “The Fat Jew.” If you’re not familiar with Ostrovsky, he’s an […]
  14. Marvin Gaye, Robin Thicke, and Why Nobody Cares About Stolen JokesOn Tuesday a jury in Los Angeles found Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams guilty of copyright infringement and ordered them to pay $7.3 million […]
  15. Roseanne Says Chuck Lorre Stole Her Joke for ‘Two and a Half Men’Over the last three days, Roseanne Barr has been tweeting up a storm about Two and a Half Men creator stealing a joke from her standup act and […]
  16. Carlos Mencia and the American DreamWriting a joke is a tricky thing. Sometimes a joke comes to you fully formed, perfect, and complete. Most times it comes in the form of a […]
  17. Wayans Brothers Sued by a Former Assistant for Joke TheftThe Wayans brothers recently wrote a book called You Know You’re a Golddigger When…. Apparently, an assistant of theirs named Jared Edwards […]
  18. Fox News Accuses Jay Leno of Stealing a Joke and Yes I Am SeriousOK, so here’s what happened: some dude on Fox News’s Red Eye by the name of Andy Levy made this joke on May 24th: “Supreme Court orders tens of […]