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Conan O'Brien Settles Joke Theft Lawsuit — And Makes Fun Of NPR's New Music

"Short of murder, stealing material is the worst thing any comic can be accused of," O'Brien writes. The case was due to go to a jury trial within weeks.
Late night TV host Conan O'Brien, pictured in 2016, has settled a lawsuit with a man who accused O'Brien and his writing staff of stealing his jokes. Source: Mike Windle

Conan O'Brien says he has settled with a San Diego man who accused the late night host of stealing jokes.

Robert Alexander Kaseberg sued O'Brien and his writing staff in 2015, alleging that they stole five jokes from Kaseberg's blog and Twitter account. The Associated Press reports that attorneys for both sides of the case

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