Did SNL Steal My Idea?

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Gus Johnson : thanks for all the tweets and love @Gusbuckets

Magalí IB : Not hating on SNL, but yours is funnier

Donut Operator : Can I come hit golfballs with an aluminum bat in a field with you Gus?

Nerd City : If you ever leave Youtube for the demotion of working on a TV show no one sees I’ll be so mad that I’ll never watch your TV clips on YouTube.

TheJeffreyJJones : It's too bad Madtv isn't still around, your humor would've been perfect for that show.

Wilburgur : snl has actually hired a few youtube sketch channels before, i hope they at least audition you. i've ALWAYS thought you and jontron in particular should audition ♥

CallMeCarson : I would actually watch SNL if Gus was a part of it, without a doubt

Hopeful Hyena : Wait survivor gives you FREE RICE?

Madison Mukbang : You look hot in pink, daddy Gus. 😍😍

TheNachoNinja FTW : SNL don’t deserve you Gus, you’re too good for them

lazy bacon : People in these comments are shitting on SNL's format and joke quality, but...that's not even what this video is about. The point is Gus is recognizing that the joke is similar, but it's a very general and basic joke. People have been making these jokes since Susan Boyle. Not liking SNL is one thing, but this isn't joke theft.

Jesus Christ : There is a special place in H, E, double hockey sticks for joke thieves.

Tony Bomboni ASMR : They’ve taken some of my ideas too.. but.. maybe they didn’t.. some things are way too coincidental and spooky in this weird world lol. I don’t doubt the writers run out of ideas and steal. Oh well what can we do.

PeanutButterZombie00 : You make me laugh a lot more than SNL does. Their writers would probably really benefit if they lifted ideas from you. Honestly, it's like they shit in their hands and throw it at the wall and whatever sticks, they use as inspiration.

Mina F : If SNL copied Gus then Gus copied Chris Fleming

cinnamonseahorse : You are naturally proficient with a baseball bat.

Glorbr Morbr : neon-pink shirt, a baseball bat and overcast midwestern scenery make for a pretty intimidating combo im impressed im confused im a little aroused good job edit: just wanted to confess that three days ago I deadass did not know Gus existed and I have found his channel because someone in the comments to that very SNL clip said that there is a dude named Gus Johnson who did the same thing a month before with nothing more than a crappy mic and a halloween wig, also crappy and he did not disappoint in conclusion - I like it here very much, Gus, you're awesome, stay golden, never grow the stache back gbye

Watson TV : Gus: "SNL stole my joke" Me: Weird flex but okay.

Bleaux Me : *SNL* : "hey can I copy your homework?" *Gus* : "yeah just make it look different"

MERCH : Dude you would kill it on SNL

Twix the Fox : Remember the Scout from TF2? This is him now. Feel old yet?

Conebone The Great : Some people do Survivor or The Amazing Race to intentionally lose first, so they can stay at a nice hotel for the rest of the shoot.

TheeWiseFool 1 : Gus I felt like you were threatening me with that bat the whole vid.

telomereobsession : Don't work on SNL you are funnier and I don't want you to succeed.

Lebby Great : They’re took your idea and made it not funny, now they’re copyright striking you for showing it. Irony.

Hamdo : First they steal stuff from his car, then they steal his jokes... this is so sad can we smash my ass

Robert Cooper : i feel like one of the most impressive things about this video is how he hits every golf ball he throws perfectly on the first try

Libertarirynn Videos : I think the joke is common enough that they probably didn’t steal it, but yours was definitely funnier.

Dennis Dicicco : SNL is known for stealing material

Renéssance : I don't think they stole it, I think the concept is just not that original

Randyy1 : I love Gus, but yeah, it's a pretty obvious joke. Basically Susan Boyle in a nutshell. It's not impossible that 2 people thought of a similar skit on the subject. :)

lucy stripes : i like snl, but your sketch was definitely funnier.

Markus Magnon : The style is completely different. And it is a typical idea many people can have because it is based on truth. It is like making a joke about tomato juice on a plane. This is what happening. and on a talent show there are some weird guys and at the end sings amazingly. In the SNL skit, it is not even a fucking opera. So it IS different. not even close. Seems that some fans of Gus are just idiots. But Gus handled it pretty well. Love Gus.

jrrokk : Well yours is funnier but to be fair, roasting singing shows like this has been a meme for a while now

JC Ryan : I mean Good Neighbor made it to SNL idk why Gus can't...

Aaron Powell : Your ideas are funny SNL couldn't possibly steal them.

Jake Roosenbloom : Yours is funnier but SNL prolly hasn't watched your thing

crediblesourse : Lookit them sandhill cranes in the background

TheBabyLucifer Cody : Y'all are still trying to push that it was a stolen joke even though Gus brought up parallel thinking. Good job Gus. Making a video to stop a witch hunt. A+ YouTube content

Justin Y's Stand : Gus Johnson's got some BALLS. But he likes to wack them all with a stick.

Falcon : Man dont try and get on SNL. SNL kills every comedian who is every been on it. Maybe it's good on a portfolio and pay but I seriously havnt laughed at a SNL skit in years. They are the ultimate sellout destination for comedy writers. I miss Kyle Mooney's stuff from before they slapped a laugh track over it poisoned it with their writing.

PsychoPanda9000 : That SNL skit just, idk, feels deprived of fun. Like yours is funny as hell

Stasys Čhepulis : This is shot like a rap diss and i love it

8Ballolol : wow so he did keep the jacket

Gabe Rishworth : I dunno I feel like it’s a pretty common idea.

Progressive Viewer : Gus's way funnier..

Elisabetta Ferrari : I found out about you thanks to the comment section under the snl video

Luna Moonstar : Sue them and lose and make a million vlogs about it.

Travis7060312 : Gus on SNL would be great.

Bob Smiff : Don't join snl. You are much better than them