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2013-01-01 03:53:04 PM
If I were as unfunny as Jay Leno, I'd be pretty insecure, too. Especially about my future employment. One day, mere name recognition won't be enough.
 
2013-01-01 03:54:38 PM
All that self-depracating humor would suggest that you, Mr. Letterman, are more than a tad insecure.  Plus, I've never seen Jay Leno put on a suit made of Alka-Seltzer or Velcro or any of that other AWing sh*t you've done.  You've been outmanned, sir, have the class to admit it...
 
2013-01-01 06:00:46 PM
Doesn't CBS have the Super Bowl again this year?  It'd be awesome if they did an advertisement with Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Kimmel, Stewart and Colbert.
 
2013-01-01 06:11:38 PM
Don't let it get to you, Jay. Just keep your chin up.
 
2013-01-01 06:13:40 PM
Letterman and Leno don't like each other and say biatchy things about each other?

20 year old news is old.
 
2013-01-01 06:13:49 PM

PhiloeBedoe: All that self-depracating humor would suggest that you, Mr. Letterman, are more than a tad insecure.


Considering he's put up billboards in Times Square saying "We're #2!", no, not really.
 
2013-01-01 06:14:35 PM

Silverstaff: Letterman and Leno don't like each other and say biatchy things about each other?

20 year old news is old.


Yet Letterman's been the winner of that war in the long run.
 
2013-01-01 06:16:28 PM
Eh. Who cars? They're both annoying.

In the early 80s, however, "Late Night With David Letterman" was transcendentally funny, and totally insane. It's too bad that they don't show it in reruns.
 
2013-01-01 06:18:33 PM

Rwa2play: PhiloeBedoe: All that self-depracating humor would suggest that you, Mr. Letterman, are more than a tad insecure.

Considering he's put up billboards in Times Square saying "We're #2!", no, not really.


You just gave a perfect example...
 
2013-01-01 06:23:33 PM
So, Dave took a break from fellating Obama to say that?

/at least Dave got a nice award from the White House recently for services rendered
 
2013-01-01 06:33:31 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-01 06:36:09 PM

PhiloeBedoe: All that self-depracating humor would suggest that you, Mr. Letterman, are more than a tad insecure.  Plus, I've never seen Jay Leno put on a suit made of Alka-Seltzer or Velcro or any of that other AWing sh*t you've done.  You've been outmanned, sir, have the class to admit it...


MISTER LETTERMAN


o m f g hahaha what
 
2013-01-01 06:48:45 PM

mark12A: So, Dave took a break from fellating Obama to say that?

/at least Dave got a nice award from the White House recently for services rendered



Enjoy your misery biatch.
 
2013-01-01 06:49:07 PM
Are all workaholics insecure?

It is lonely at the top but at least the food is better.
 
2013-01-01 07:07:15 PM

BalugaJoe: Are all workaholics insecure?

It is lonely at the top but at least the food is better.


They say it's lonely at the top in whatever you do, you always gotta watch motherfarkers around you.
 
2013-01-01 07:14:12 PM
Someone on fark once insulted me by saying i should write for Leno.

I still haven't gotten over it.
 
2013-01-01 07:22:23 PM
Most good comedians are probably highly insecure.  It's often the reason they got into comedy in the first place.
 
2013-01-01 07:38:25 PM
something something Doritos something something brain-splatter shaped as peacock
 
2013-01-01 07:55:51 PM
Letterman also said this in the article when talking about Leno: "I will say, and I'm happy to say, that I think he is the funniest guy I've ever known," he insisted to Oprah Winfrey. "Just flat out, if you go see him do his nightclub act, just the funniest, the smartest, a wonderful observationist and very appealing as a comic."
 
2013-01-01 07:56:20 PM
I really like Leno-better than Letterman. Not for his comedy, though. That blows and I find funnier stuff here on fark. I like Leno for the work he does with all those classic cars, finding and restoring them.
 
2013-01-01 08:11:17 PM
Leno's live stand-up at a club or whatever is far from the kabuki dance that the Tonight Show format boxes him into. An insightful parody of this was shown in the very funny "late night replacement" episodes of "Louie".

Anyhow, I like Letterman and Leno both, but feel I have to stand up for Jay and say don't hate until/unless you've seen him live outside of the TV show. Idid think it was a dick move, what Jay and NBC did to Conan, but Conan's going to endure and thrive.
 
2013-01-01 08:22:39 PM

jmr61: mark12A: So, Dave took a break from fellating Obama to say that?

/at least Dave got a nice award from the White House recently for services rendered


Enjoy your misery biatch.


Wow, you guys take this stuff way too seriously.
 
2013-01-01 08:29:23 PM

mark12A: So, Dave took a break from fellating Obama to say that?

/at least Dave got a nice award from the White House recently for services rendered


'Ouch'! That's gonna leave a mark.

Dave turned in a whiny little biatch and obviously still harbors animosity towards Leno.
He needs to 1) STFU and 2) stop talking about it because no one but NO ONE cares any more.

3)Conan, too. What a sniffling, whiny, unfunny, insecure little biatch.
 
2013-01-01 08:47:16 PM
Did he see this, did he hear about this?

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-01 08:47:27 PM
"Hey, Letterman!"
www.slate.com
"Fark you!"
 
2013-01-01 08:51:31 PM

realmolo: Eh. Who cars?


Leno cars. He cars a lot.

mark12A: So, Dave took a break from fellating Obama to say that?


Why do you guys always equate support of a politician with gay sex? dick dick dick suck suck suck is always on your mind for some reason. Not that I'm drawing any conclusions about your sexual orientation, mind you...
 
2013-01-01 08:58:41 PM
If you saw the HBO movie "The Late Shift", it shows what a couple of assholes they both are, without actually having all that much talent.
 
2013-01-01 09:15:55 PM
Letterman will be remembered as a pioneer of late night comedy who influenced an entire generation of comics.

Leno, if he's remembered, will always be known as the guy who ran The Tonight Show into the ground. He may be a hard-working and adequate stand-up, but there's never been anything innovative about Leno's act.

I wouldn't care to hang out with Letterman, but that's part of his appeal. He doesn't care about being liked. Leno cares to the point that all he can do is play it safe and predictable.
 
2013-01-01 09:27:26 PM

Saborlas: If I were as unfunny as Jay Leno, I'd be pretty insecure, too. Especially about my future employment. One day, mere name recognition won't be enough.


Yeah, I can hardly wait. Decades of success, 20 years of making $30+ million a year as a tv host. Ho boy one day he's going to get fired and it's gonna be DEVASTATING to be a 65 year old man with no job and a couple hundred million in the bank. I'm already imagining the tears he'll shed when he buys his latte and the barista won't recognize him.

We can wait together for this glorious day!
 
2013-01-01 09:30:41 PM
Nobody goes into performing as a career because they are well-adjusted.

/stolen shamelessly from my performer friend
 
2013-01-01 10:01:23 PM
Leno must know there's a gigantic disparity between his level of talent and where he ended up in life. Just waiting for the world to show up at his door one day, point to all the fame and fortune it's given to him, and say "What the fark have we been doing?"
 
2013-01-01 10:41:14 PM

PhiloeBedoe: Rwa2play: PhiloeBedoe: All that self-depracating humor would suggest that you, Mr. Letterman, are more than a tad insecure.

Considering he's put up billboards in Times Square saying "We're #2!", no, not really.

You just gave a perfect example...


WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH~!
 
2013-01-01 10:53:13 PM

wxboy: Most good comedians are probably highly insecure.  It's often the reason they got into comedy in the first place.


Indeed. I just finished watching the Joan Rivers doc (which is quite good, BTW), and she exemplifies this,
 
2013-01-01 11:10:27 PM

Miss Nova: Nobody goes into performing as a career because they are well-adjusted.

/stolen shamelessly from my performer friend


It's absolutely true, and a big part of the reason why show business is a snakepit that could chew up even the most hardened Wall Street trader.

Entertainment types are, generally, less motivated by money or abstract success than a psychotic desire to fill a painful void in their souls through applause. A lot of us sit here and wonder why the fark so many celebrities debase themselves needlessly when the answer really is that these people practically asphyxiate without an audience.

Neurosis is absolutely critical to.success in show business.
 
2013-01-01 11:15:34 PM

bluorangefyre: Doesn't CBS have the Super Bowl again this year?  It'd be awesome if they did an advertisement with Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Kimmel, Stewart and Colbert.


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Hay guize dinnae wanna be in yuir styupad ad anyway!
 
2013-01-01 11:33:14 PM

you are a puppet: They say it's lonely at the top in whatever you do, you always gotta watch motherfarkers around you.


Gang Starr FTW!
 
2013-01-02 12:08:06 AM
Leno can bite my clank. I hope they have some shiatty game show--like a cross between Match Game and Hee-Haw--on some shiatty cable network and he gets fired from it for not being funny. And his lower lip quivers on air, his plate falls out, followed by a string of drool that just sways with his shaking shoulders. Then Gene Gene the Picking and Grinning Machine escorts him off the stage while Leno tries to tell a funny joke so they'll let him stay.

Fark him. He's a ruthless, "knock 'em down and fark 'em in the ass" tool who screwed over three comics who had more talent and certainly more class in the industry than he could ever imagine.
 
2013-01-02 12:21:57 AM

Mugato: If you saw the HBO movie "The Late Shift", it shows what a couple of assholes they both are, without actually having all that much talent.


Here's the secret: Dave freely admits he's an asshole and a prick. Leno is an asshole and a prick with a facade of being a nice guy. The insincerity is why I dislike Leno.
 
2013-01-02 12:37:21 AM

realmolo: Eh. Who cars? They're both annoying.

In the early 80s, however, "Late Night With David Letterman" was transcendentally funny, and totally insane. It's too bad that they don't show it in reruns.


Jay Leno cars. A lot.
 
2013-01-02 12:40:43 AM

lumyai: realmolo: Eh. Who cars? They're both annoying.

In the early 80s, however, "Late Night With David Letterman" was transcendentally funny, and totally insane. It's too bad that they don't show it in reruns.

Jay Leno cars. A lot.


Well, that's what I get for not reading the whole thread, I suppose.
 
2013-01-02 12:54:47 AM
I frequently see Leno driving his cars around my neighborhood. Always has a smile for everyone. Often gives people rides on his various antique steamers. Seems like a nice guy.
 
2013-01-02 03:12:14 AM

wxboy: Most good comedians are probably highly insecure.  It's often the reason they got into comedy in the first place.


Leno himself claims this to be true. During a podcast that was recorded a few years back with Adam Carolla, Leno admitted being insecure. He went on to say that the best comics are the most insecure ones.

I suppose that's true. If you're not always looking around yourself, it's hard to become a solid observational humorist.
 
2013-01-02 03:25:38 AM

Silverstaff: Letterman and Leno don't like each other and say biatchy things about each other?

20 year old news is old.


Did this story fall out of a DeLorean or a Tardis?
 
2013-01-02 09:39:35 AM

swaxhog: Yeah, I can hardly wait. Decades of success, 20 years of making $30+ million a year as a tv host. Ho boy one day he's going to get fired and it's gonna be DEVASTATING to be a 65 year old man with no job and a couple hundred million in the bank. I'm already imagining the tears he'll shed when he buys his latte and the barista won't recognize him.

We can wait together for this glorious day!


Especially considering that the dude basically lives on what he makes from doing stand-up and just banks all his tonight show money. Plus he has no kids and like you said he is already in his 60's so he has more than enough money to live extremely comfortably for many lifetimes over, even if he never does the tonight show or stand-up again. And if he were to get fired from the tonight show (and no other network wanted him), he would probably just sign a deal to do stand up 300 nights a year in vegas or something.
 
2013-01-02 10:53:13 AM
I never knew Letterman and Leno had such epic fanboys.
 
2013-01-02 11:09:49 AM

PhiloeBedoe: All that self-depracating humor would suggest that you, Mr. Letterman, are more than a tad insecure.  Plus, I've never seen Jay Leno put on a suit made of Alka-Seltzer or Velcro or any of that other AWing sh*t you've done.  You've been outmanned, sir, have the class to admit it...


1/10. Way too obvious, but won't be ignored.
 
2013-01-02 01:58:46 PM

www.michaelspornanimation.com
 
2013-01-02 09:29:20 PM

mark12A: So, Dave took a break from fellating Obama to say that?

/at least Dave got a nice award from the White House recently for services rendered


Ever since 2008, every single Letterman thread, be it here, Facebook, YouTube, wherever, gets trolled by someone who brings up politics when there is no mention of politics in the post/article/video linked to the thread. Why is that?

John McCain was a regular guest on Letterman, and if you back far enough you find a lot of interviews where Letterman is respectful and agreeable with McCain's observations. McCain farked his own self up by lying to Letterman about why he cancelled an interview and then went right over to do an interview on a different show and got caught on camera because Letterman's control room could monitor the other studio. And Letterman made Palin jokes. Who didn't? Last year, Letterman made Romney and Ryan jokes. Again, who didn't? Republicans should stop nominating terrible candidates.
 
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