• 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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    Was an E! News bit with Giuliana Rancic stolen from comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer? (Videos)

    It seems as though E! News might not have a healthy respect for the creative comedic process. For two seasons on MTV, Nikki Glaser and fellow comedian Sara Schaefer co-hosted Nikki & Sara Live, which put a comedic and often satirical spin on entertainment news shows like E! News. Earlier today, Glaser tweeted out the following: So, @ENews blatantly stole a bit from my old MTV show. It feels really

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    Canadian butcher shop steals vegan joke from comedian Myq Kaplan (Update)

    Most stand-up comedians would be psyched when a joke of theirs goes viral on Twitter and is on the front page of Reddit. Myq Kaplan’s joke about vegans has become a hit on the Internet. Buzzfeed’s tweet about it has over 600 retweets and a photo of the joke on Imgur has over 600,000 views. It has over 13,000 upvotes on reddit! The problem is: the posts don’t give any

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    Video: Did Conan O’Brien’s show steal local sketch group’s double comedian bit?

    Conan has been in reruns for the past week and a half, but the show is still in the news for a potentially ripped sketch performed right before the show’s hiatus. The AV Club reports that a sketch group from Cleveland, Last Call Cleveland, alleges Conan swiped the premise for a simultaneous stand-up comedy performance starring comedians Jon Dore and Rory Scovel. Their demanded compensation? Allowing the sketch group to

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