Comedian retains legal rights to poke fun at mother in law

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Sunda Croonquist

Sunda Croonquist

Oh mothers-in-law– proving once again why we are scared of you in the first place.

Two years ago, comedian Sunda Croonquist was sued by her mother-in-law, after “mom,’ and Sunda’s sister-in-law and brother-in-law claimed that the comedian’s jokes “held them up to public ridicule.”

Thankfully, on Friday the court sided in favor of Croonquist, in a humorous 21-page ruling. Included in the ruling was one example Croonquist’s mother-in-law used, claiming in one joke she describes her sister-in-law as having a voice that sounds like a cat in heat. (Check out the clip below.)

The Croonquist’s routines were protected by freedom of speech (as they should be), and she will continue to tell them as soon as this Saturday night at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.

Looks like after this precedent has been set, mothers-in-law beware! You are still fair game.

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