In the world of comedy, there’s nothing worse than stealing material. But late night TV host, Jay Leno, is under fire for doing just that.
The Daily Caller reports that last week Jay Leno told a joke that was eerily similar to a joke told two days earlier by Andy Levy on ‘Red Eye,’ an overnight show on the Fox News channel.
And it happens again!
Here’s a transcript of both:
‘The Tonight Show’ on May 26
Leno: Bad news for the state of California. The Supreme Court will force the state to release something like 46,000 convicts because of prison overcrowding. But the good news – it looks like the Oakland Raiders will have more season ticket holders. Yeah, so the stadium will be packed.
‘Red Eye’ on May 24
Levy: Supreme Court orders tens of thousands of California prisoners released. This actually might help the Raiders start selling out their home games again.
‘Red Eye’ host Greg Gutfeld: Oh nicely done. You can see, their fans are criminals.
Levy and Gutfeld discussed the possible hack job this past Saturday. “Wow Andy, I can’t believe you traveled to the future, stole that joke from Jay, then traveled back to tell it on ‘Red Eye,’” Gutfeld said.
“Look, what’s the point of having a time machine if you’re not going to travel to the future, steal jokes from Jay Leno then travel back to tell them on ‘Red Eye?’” Levy said in reply.
The Daily Caller also points out that the show didn’t fault Leno, just his writers. “Jay didn’t steal anything except another Dorito,” ‘Red Eye’ co-host Bill Schultz said. “His writer stole the joke. Let’s be honest here guys.”
Jay Leno writers borrowing from ‘Red Eye?’
On Saturday.s .Red Eye,. that aired on the Fox News Channel (Fnc) at 3 a.m. Et, during the .Halftime Report,. Andy Levy aired a clip from a recent .Tonight Show. monologue by Jay Leno. DailyCaller.com reports that Jay Leno‘s monologue writers may be lifting Red Eye material. From their transcript: .The Tonight Show,. May 26: Leno: Bad news for the state of California. The Supreme Court will force the state to release something like 46,000 convicts because of prison overcrowding. But the good news . it looks like the Oakland Raiders will have more season ticket holders. Yeah, so the stadium will be packed. Levy pointed out that the joke was remarkably similar to one he had told »
– April MacIntyre
Is Jay Leno lifting jokes from ‘Red Eye?’
Could it be a coincidence? Perhaps, but when original material is recycled and credit is not attributed, red flags go up.
On Saturday’s “Red Eye,” aired on the Fox News Channel at 3 a.m. ET, during his “Halftime Report,” show ombudsman Andy Levy aired a clip from a recent “Tonight Show” monologue by Jay Leno.
“The Tonight Show,” May 26:
LENO: Bad news for the state of California. The Supreme Court will force the state to
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