Did Tina and Amy Unknowingly Plagiarize Their Golden Globes Cosby Joke?

January 16, 2015 2:03 PM

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The other night, during The Golden Globes, a friend tagged me on Facebook and pointed me to comedian Barry Sobel's page. Sobel's been an icon on the stand-up scene for more than two decades. His accolades include writing jokes for Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey during their inaugural season at SNL as well as developing the jokes for Tom Hanks' character in the movie Punchline. He's also a regular on the national club circuit. Translation: He gets around.

Immediately after hosts Fey and Poehler did their Bill Cosby routine -- their most talked-about bit of the night -- Sobel's Facebook page lit up with dozens of folks posting that the duo did his routine, almost verbatim.

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