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Jordan Paris Accused of Stealing Jokes From Comedians Lee Mack and Geoff Keith on Australia's Got Talent

Jordan Paris Uses Other Comedians' Jokes on AGT Audition

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Copyright seems to be one of the themes of the week. First Mike Tyson’s tattooist threatened to sue Warner Bros. for using his design on Stu in The Hangover Part II. Then Beyoncé’s energetic Billboard Awards performance made headlines after she was accused of ripping off an Italian pop star. Now the attention has turned to a contestant on Australia’s Got Talent, stand-up comedian Jordan Paris, who has been caught using jokes from British comedian Lee Mack and American Geoff Keith during his AGT audition. The Gold Coast native impressed the judges and audience with his routine, but it seems Geoff is not pleased that Jordan used one of his jokes. Geoff told Today Tonight, “I don’t have any respect for people like that. I don’t think they have any respect for themselves deep down because they know they’re not funny.” Jordan’s defence? “Imitation is the biggest form of flattery. I’m just in there to give it a go and make people laugh.” He also compared it to forwarding a funny joke that’s sent via email or text message. What do you think about imitation in this case? Do you think Jordan deserves to move forward in the competition despite using unoriginal jokes?

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