Neil Patrick Harris Talks Coming Up With Oscar Jokes From Scratch

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Neil Patrick Harris signs copies of his new book "Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography" at Barnes & Noble bookstore at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on Oct. 24, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Neil Patrick Harris has a bone to pick with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey: Quit taking all the good jokes.

He's joking, of course, but when the Oscar host stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night, he pointed out that there are particular challenges with hosting the Oscars, which follows months of award shows and celebrations. Many bits and jokes they were planning for the big show may have already been used elsewhere, meaning they have to start from scratch once again.

"You're the last hurdle in the awards show marathon," he explained.