Don't try to steal Leno's jokes, or he'll come after ya! He's settled
a lawsuit filed against Judy Brown, who edited The Funny Pages,
Squeaky Clean Comed, Funny You Should Know That, Getting Old Is a Joke
and Joke Stew, Leno claims they ripped off material from both his show
and stand-up routines.
In today's settlement, Brown's publishers
agreed immediately to cease the distribution, manufacture and sale of
the joke books.
The defendants will also shell out an undisclosed
financial settlement to the comedians, who maintain, as they did when
they first filed the suit, that they will donate the money to charity.
Without writers, Jay's got to protect the few lines that are actually