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