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With an ongoing writers' strike forcing many TV shows into reruns, tube viewers are wondering what they are missing. Some shows are back in production with or without their writers, placing the strike at the forefront of many comedians' routines. asked readers what they thought about the strike, and challenged them to send their own comedy routines. Responses flooded in as amateur and professional comedians sought to see how they stacked up against the standup kings.

Some sent top 10 lists addressing the strike and talk show hosts' beards, while others sent footage of their joke delivery. Hal Spear, a Livingston, New Jersey, writer sidelined by the strike, sent a video of himself delivering jokes he would have otherwise sent to TV talk shows. Read full article »

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