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Comedian Quinn Dahle vs. hackdom: the case against comic piracy

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Comedian Quinn Dahle


Local comedians aren’t immune to seeing their bits online stolen by the uncreative either.

SA locals Raul Sanchez and Joshua Cabaza say they've watched a number of their bits be lifted, as well. However, unlike Patton Oswalt or Doug Stanhope, Josh and Raul don’t have the fan base, media power, or years of material to defend against the thievery. All they can do is what any other honest comedian tries to do — continue to write and develop their own voices.

There are not always a lot of options when it comes to stealing in comedy, so when Quinn Dahle had his own thief to deal with, he found his own solution. Despite having his act and stage persona perfectly mimicked across the country in top clubs by another, Quinn actually resisted making a public debacle of the person responsible.

Dale took the high road, allowed the cribber a chance to come clean by writing apology letters to all the clubs he performed in. To date, that comedian hasn’t been seen back on a stage since.

Catch the real Quinn Dahle this week with headliner Steve White: $15; 8pm, Wed-Sun; 10:15 Fri-Sat, March 21-25, Laugh Out Loud San Antonio, 618 NW Loop 410, (210) 541-8805, lolasanantonio.com.

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