‘SNL’ Is Being Accused Of Ripping Off This Tig Notaro Short Film

Senior Pop Culture Editor
04.10.17 4 Comments

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One of the best sketches from this week’s Louis C.K.-hosted SNL involved the Horace and Pete creator playing — get this — a depressed man who hires a clown to entertain him, and only him. If that premise sounds familiar, then you’ve seen Tig Notaro’s “Clown Service,” a short film about a depressed woman who hires a clown to entertain her, and only her. “Birthday Clown” and “Clown Service” are both darkly funny, although one has a happy ending while the other concludes with a clown being chopped to bits. But despite the divergent conclusions, Tig’s fans are accusing SNL of ripping off her work.

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