Chicago comic: Hey, that joke about the Gay Pride Parade? I've got a bit like that and I did it at that show we were both on a couple months back.
Me: Uh, OK. You think I ripped you off? I've been doing that joke for years.
CC: [Still shaking my hand. Looks doubtful.]
Me: I've got a YouTube clip from 2006 where I do that joke if you want to see it.
CC: [Still shaking my hand.] Alright man, honor system. Honor system.
Me: Uh, alright. [He's being introduced so I take my hand back and walk away.]
He then goes up and performs. When he gets offstage, he comes to the back of the room with a notebook and pen in his hand and sits down next to me.
CC: So, I don't mean to accuse you or anything but where can I go to see that video?
Me: [Laughing.] Well, I think you DO mean to accuse me of something. But sure. [I give him info for how to find it on YouTube. Then I give him my card too.] And here's my card, if you can't find it then email me and I'll send you the link.
Me: Really man, it's not the most original premise in the world.
CC: [Gets up and walks away.]
Never heard anything more from him.
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