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Did Conan Steal a Bit From an Unheralded Cleveland Sketch Comedy Group?

The comedy world is in the midst of a debate about whether or not a recent sketch by Jon Dore and Rory Scovel on Conan O’Brien‘s show was actually ripped off from the Cleveland sketch comedy group Last Call Cleveland. The idea of two performers on stage at the same time talking on top of each other seems straight out of the 50′s, so we wouldn’t be surprised if neither party came up with the original idea. But, as the A.V. Club notes, this wouldn’t be the first time an LCC sketch found its way on to television without attribution.

The video above makes a side-by-side comparison of the two bits. What do you think?

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