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

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

By | January 30, 2014 at 8:51 pm | No comments

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...

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Comedians police themselves when it comes to joke stealing, study says

By | July 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm | No comments

What happens when a comedian steals a joke? In most industries, creative material is effectively policed by Intellectual Property (IP) laws, putting a type of copyright on original material. However, in the chapter "Intellectual Property Norms in Stand-Up Comedy,” which will...

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Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

By | April 30, 2007 at 7:45 am | One comment

Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there's a brand of purloined punch line that...

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