Monday, August 17, 2015

He Who Laughs Last ...


Sadly, this isn't all that different from what Spotify, Apple Music, et al. do to musicians.


The Instagram personality has signed with a Hollywood agency on the back of his curated feed of funny memes, but the comedy community is pushing back.
Glance at the popular Instagram account of “The Fat Jew,” a comedian with 5.7 million followers who just signed with the Hollywood talent agency CAA, and you’ll see nothing of particular note. His feed is a collection of Internet memes, with some screenshots of funny tweets and other joke snippets, that he’s somehow parlayed into a modeling contract, a personal wine brand, and a book deal. But the Fat Jew (real name Josh Ostrovsky) is also a poster child for the nebulous world of online joke plagiarism, cherry-picking and re-broadcasting other comedians’ jokes while giving them slim to no credit for it.
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