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May 17, 2017 Conan In Comedy Court

On May 17, 2017, CNN reported U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartini ruled that comedy writer Alex Kaseberg’s case against Conan O’Brien will go to court about stolen jokes. When Milton Berle was accused of stealing jokes, he said he only stole the funny ones.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To sue over a tired comedic premise.

Two comedy writers walk into a bar and admit they have a drinking problem.

Knock knock. Who’s there? A judge with a court order.

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Dec. 23, 2015 Seth Meyers

The NBC Late Show starring Seth Meyers has been on for more than a year. The template for the show was created by David Letterman then refined by Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. Meyers was one of the better writers on Saturday Night Live and it is apparent on this show. His writers appear and perform their own material. Meyers makes notes on camera when jokes do not go well. He does not do a stand-up monologue, but sits behind a desk to deliver jokes on the news. He regularly has authors push their books. He is the only late night host to recreate New Yorker cartoons on camera. Pretty high brow stuff late at night.

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