Patton Oswalt and Andy Richter to testify in Conan O’Brien stolen joke trial

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When the Conan O’Brien stolen joke case goes to trial in San Diego subsequent month, a few of his well-known mates will take the stand.

Comic Patton Oswalt and O’Brien’s on-air sidekick Andy Richter are each anticipated to testify, based on The Hollywood Reporter.

In July 2016, Alex Kaseberg sued the late-night host, his firm Conaco, TBS and Time Warner, alleging that “Conan” writers stole jokes from his social media feed and weblog about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument.

Whereas Oswalt, Richter, a Turner manufacturing exec and a number of “Conan” writers are set to seem as witnesses through the trial, a California federal choose vetoed two comedy specialists Kaseberg hoped to name on, court docket paperwork present.

The choose additionally granted O’Brien’s request to shut the court docket throughout testimony about confidential monetary data. The remainder of the trial shall be open to the general public.

The subsequent listening to within the case is scheduled for Might 23.

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