Exclusive: Meet the man suing Conan O’Brien for joke theft (Interview)

Most, if not all, comedy writers dream of performing on, writing for, or hosting a late night talk show. The opportunity to showcase your abilities to millions of viewers at home is at the peak of many comedians’ dreams. So imagine you’re watching The Tonight Show (or Late Show or Full Frontal) and see one of your beloved jokes come out of the mouth of the host…and you weren’t attributed.

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TBS orders pilot presentation of The Weekly Awards With Jimmy Pardo

TBS has ordered a pilot presentation from Jimmy Pardo (finally). The long-time opener for Conan will host an unscripted show called The Weekly Awards With Jimmy Pardo, described by producers as Pardo honoring “all the news, clips, personalities and oddities of the week, in a tux.” The project is produced by Conaco, Conan O’Brien’s production company which has launched shows for Conan-friendly comedians like Deon Cole and Pete Holmes. Pardo

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