February 11, 2014

While the lawyers puzzled over their work of art as a parody instead of blatant copyright infringement, the health department stepped in to see their permits, or lack thereof.

via LA Times

The Los Angeles County Health Department shut down the Dumb Starbucks on Monday just as the man behind the faux coffee shop in Los Feliz revealed he was the host of a Comedy Central TV show.

The shop was closed for operating without a health permit, the department told The Times. A sign was posted on the front window of the store on Hillhurst Avenue on Monday evening, saying it was closed for violations.

Comedian Nathan Fielder held a tongue-in-cheek news conference outside the storefront in a strip mall, wearing a green apron adorned with the mock logo.

Dozens of people were still waiting in line for cups -- beverages were no longer being served -- as Fielder began speaking.

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