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 his!