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2013-01-05 03:54:40 PM
Leno has been taking it on the chin from NBC Executives for years.

It's the only explanation as to how he's been employed so long, and was allowed to ruin an entire network lineup.
 
2013-01-05 04:17:15 PM
While I certainly don't begrudge anyone for mocking Jay Leno, I don't think you get to use the "sold out" line when you're a middle-aged millionaire late night host about to take over the prime late night time slot.
 
2013-01-05 05:54:23 PM
I have zero sympathy for NBC. Why they insisted on giving Leno Johnny Carson money has always been completely beyond me. What, were they afraid they might have to settle for Letterman?
 
2013-01-05 06:14:37 PM
Does anyone under the age of 35 even care about the late night shows? I know they were a big deal when there were 4 channels, but I don't think they're all that important anymore.
 
2013-01-05 06:17:47 PM
I like Kimmel, but he seems to have built a new career out of ripping Jay Leno ever since the Leno/Conan fiasco. We get it, you don't like him.
 
2013-01-05 06:23:09 PM
'm kinda bummed because I'm missing my favorite cultural trainwreck, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I'm like a rubber-necker, man. Every night it's the crash of f***ing metal when that show starts. Me and my friends have a little office pool, wondering exactly, which episode, which guest is going to be on when Jay finally puts a 9 millimeter in his mouth and blows his Doritos-shilling head off his f***ing body. I think it's going to be Joey Lawrence, from the show Blossom. Other of my friends bet to differ and think Patrick Duffy a more likely culprit.

Leno voice: So, hi everyone, welcome to the show. Tonight we have Joey Lawrence. Hi Joey, how are ya'. It's good to see you again and boy it was always my comedic dream to be 44-years old and interviewing a little Tony Danza-wannabe every three months. Boy, I'm fulfilled as a human spiritually. So, so, anyway, Joey, you're 16 now, you're sixteen years old?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You're sixteen. Got a license, you driving, you driving?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You got a license, you driving, you got a car? You got a car?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: You got a girlfriend, hmm? You dating somebody, anybody special?

Joey voice: yeah, no, well she thinks so, I don't. hee hee hee hee

Leno voice: Good God, what have I done with my life?

Boom! His brains splew out, forming an NBC peacock on the wall behind him. 'Cause he's a company man to the bitter f***ing end.
 
2013-01-05 06:23:33 PM

shower_in_my_socks: I like Kimmel, but he seems to have built a new career out of ripping Jay Leno ever since the Leno/Conan fiasco. We get it, you don't like him.


Nobody likes him. People will stop bashing Leno when Leno gets off the air. Kimmel's show is by far the gold standard of new Late Night Talkshows. His sketches are hilarious, his monologue is entertaining, and his guest interactions are usually "watchable".

Fallon is worthless hack who is going to survive because he somehow managed to finagle The Roots into lending him cred.
 
2013-01-05 06:24:26 PM

js34603: Does anyone under the age of 35 even care about the late night shows?


I don't think so; at least, I sure as fark don't.

I'll check Youtube, Hulu, and the like for clips of recent shows to see if there's any worthwhile celeb interviews, but that's about it.

/Probably like Ferguson's show the most, but it's not something I normally go out of my way to watch
 
2013-01-05 06:31:19 PM

js34603: Does anyone under the age of 35 even care about the late night shows? I know they were a big deal when there were 4 channels, but I don't think they're all that important anymore.


This.


Who gives a fark?
 
2013-01-05 06:35:30 PM
His BFF, Adam Carolla, defends Jay every chance he gets. Leno apparently has always been cool to him, even going out of his way to help him out on several occasions. Conan's team, on the other hand, has always been douchey to him. One person's anectdotal evidence, of course, but it's coming from a member of Team Kimmel.
 
2013-01-05 06:40:23 PM

STRYPERSWINE: His BFF, Adam Carolla, defends Jay every chance he gets. Leno apparently has always been cool to him, even going out of his way to help him out on several occasions. Conan's team, on the other hand, has always been douchey to him. One person's anectdotal evidence, of course, but it's coming from a member of Team Kimmel.


Oh god forbid someone doesn't pander to Lord Podcast
 
2013-01-05 07:08:57 PM

blue_2501: 'm kinda bummed because I'm missing my favorite cultural trainwreck, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I'm like a rubber-necker, man. Every night it's the crash of f***ing metal when that show starts. Me and my friends have a little office pool, wondering exactly, which episode, which guest is going to be on when Jay finally puts a 9 millimeter in his mouth and blows his Doritos-shilling head off his f***ing body. I think it's going to be Joey Lawrence, from the show Blossom. Other of my friends bet to differ and think Patrick Duffy a more likely culprit.

Leno voice: So, hi everyone, welcome to the show. Tonight we have Joey Lawrence. Hi Joey, how are ya'. It's good to see you again and boy it was always my comedic dream to be 44-years old and interviewing a little Tony Danza-wannabe every three months. Boy, I'm fulfilled as a human spiritually. So, so, anyway, Joey, you're 16 now, you're sixteen years old?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You're sixteen. Got a license, you driving, you driving?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You got a license, you driving, you got a car? You got a car?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: You got a girlfriend, hmm? You dating somebody, anybody special?

Joey voice: yeah, no, well she thinks so, I don't. hee hee hee hee

Leno voice: Good God, what have I done with my life?

Boom! His brains splew out, forming an NBC peacock on the wall behind him. 'Cause he's a company man to the bitter f***ing end.



At least give attribution.
 
2013-01-05 07:19:19 PM

js34603: Does anyone under the age of 35 even care about the late night shows? I know they were a big deal when there were 4 channels, but I don't think they're all that important anymore.


If you've seen one episode, you've seen them all.

Conan- comes out doing a stupid dance move, does self depreciating jokes, does interviews with celebrities, half of his responses are putting himself over as a self depreciating loser. Musical guest

Leno- Haven't watch in years, but, Michael Jackson, Judge ito and Bill Clinton jokes, ass kiss celebrities with soft ball questions, musical guest

Letterman- Opening monologue acting like a prick, top 10 list knocking someone famous, interview celebrities while insulting them, Paul Shaffer still trying to be an 82 year old black blues man.

Jimmy Kimmel- Only part of the show worth watching is dead now.
 
2013-01-05 07:59:33 PM
I actually saw a great Leno interview with Quentin Tarantino recently: Link

Leno's standup isn't funny and Kimmel is certainly better in that regard, but he can do great interviews. Unlike a few other late night hosts, he isn't constantly talking over his guests in an attempt to make unfunny jokes.
 
2013-01-05 08:15:33 PM

Wayne 985: I actually saw a great Leno interview with Quentin Tarantino recently: Link

Leno's standup isn't funny and Kimmel is certainly better in that regard, but he can do great interviews. Unlike a few other late night hosts, he isn't constantly talking over his guests in an attempt to make unfunny jokes.


Not really. The only one that doesn't sound like they've rehearsed or pre-prepared every question is on Ferguson. On his show, you sometimes actually get a glimpse of what the guests are like in real life.
 
2013-01-05 08:38:35 PM

pentex: At least give attribution.


Yes, because Bill Hicks isn't well known in this parts. And if you don't know it's Bill Hicks, then goddammit, you need to watch everything he's ever said on record.
 
2013-01-05 08:50:13 PM
I only do interwebs tv these days.

IS Craig Ferguson still on?

I sure do think he's swell.
 
2013-01-05 08:51:12 PM

Wayne 985: I actually saw a great Leno interview with Quentin Tarantino recently: Link

Leno's standup isn't funny and Kimmel is certainly better in that regard, but he can do great interviews. Unlike a few other late night hosts, he isn't constantly talking over his guests in an attempt to make unfunny jokes.


Have you actually have you seen Leno's standup act? it's a bit different then his TV schtick.
 
2013-01-05 09:07:39 PM
If I'm going to watch a chat show, I'll stick with Graham Norton.
 
2013-01-05 09:10:25 PM
Graham Norton.

He is roughly what Carson was. Norton brings out the guests at the same time and have them all interact together in a courteous way. Other than the silly audience shiat but okay otherwise.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BBC/videos?query=norton


Kimmel was fun at first then Disney clamped on the ball chains and stapled a suit on.

Leno went to a shiat after the Saudis knocked down the trade centers. Oops, I mean Saddam Hussein Obama.

Letterman is just waiting to retire, as soon as Leno gets kicked to the curb, I guess Ferguson may get the gig, unless there is someone else who wants to be chained to a desk for 5 years minimum.

Ferguson has a great random monologue, but the guest bit is lame.

Never watched 'giggle farts all the time during serious moments' ummmm, guy after Leno...
 
2013-01-05 09:17:20 PM
Jimmy Kimmel sucks azz.

Fallon acts like a 12 year old saying dirty words for the first time.

Leno is, well, Leno.

Letterman's grumpy young/middle aged/old man schtick is just grating and very un-funny.

This leaves Craig Ferguson but even he is getting a little pissy from time-to-time.
 
2013-01-05 09:20:34 PM

pentex: blue_2501: 'm kinda bummed because I'm missing my favorite cultural trainwreck, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I'm like a rubber-necker, man. Every night it's the crash of f***ing metal when that show starts. Me and my friends have a little office pool, wondering exactly, which episode, which guest is going to be on when Jay finally puts a 9 millimeter in his mouth and blows his Doritos-shilling head off his f***ing body. I think it's going to be Joey Lawrence, from the show Blossom. Other of my friends bet to differ and think Patrick Duffy a more likely culprit.

Leno voice: So, hi everyone, welcome to the show. Tonight we have Joey Lawrence. Hi Joey, how are ya'. It's good to see you again and boy it was always my comedic dream to be 44-years old and interviewing a little Tony Danza-wannabe every three months. Boy, I'm fulfilled as a human spiritually. So, so, anyway, Joey, you're 16 now, you're sixteen years old?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You're sixteen. Got a license, you driving, you driving?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You got a license, you driving, you got a car? You got a car?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: You got a girlfriend, hmm? You dating somebody, anybody special?

Joey voice: yeah, no, well she thinks so, I don't. hee hee hee hee

Leno voice: Good God, what have I done with my life?

Boom! His brains splew out, forming an NBC peacock on the wall behind him. 'Cause he's a company man to the bitter f***ing end.


At least give attribution.


Wasn't this a Bill Hicks bit?
 
2013-01-05 09:31:57 PM

trainsaw: STRYPERSWINE: His BFF, Adam Carolla, defends Jay every chance he gets. Leno apparently has always been cool to him, even going out of his way to help him out on several occasions. Conan's team, on the other hand, has always been douchey to him. One person's anectdotal evidence, of course, but it's coming from a member of Team Kimmel.

Oh god forbid someone doesn't pander to Lord Podcast


What's your problem with Carolla FFS?! Might have to smash a bottle of Mangria over your hed!
 
2013-01-05 09:38:08 PM
Fallon and Ferguson are the only two that are frequently funny, and Ferguson is definitely niche, Fallon is wildly uneven.

Letterman probably should have moved on to something different fifteen years ago. But NBC was right not to give him Carson's job, because The Tonight Show isn't a good fit for Letterman. It would have killed his career.

Leno should have passed his show onto someone else and done a US version of Top Gear. They could have filmed half of every season just using the incredible stuff he owns. What, you say there IS a US version of Top Gear? No, there really isn't. Leno's show is exactly what NBC wants it to be and pays him a bajillion dollars to do. He's the Jerry Springer of late-night. He does what they say, whether he thinks it's good or not, and he just tries to have a good time with it. And the results are predictable.

Conan, eh. Good enough writer; I've never thought he was a good performer.

Kimmel's a tool and always has been. He was a weak second-banana to Ben Stein, and that was probably his best work. If you think he's funny, and you watch his show, then that works out great for you, don't get me wrong. But he's an ass. He makes Carolla seem kind of like a charming and worthwhile use of skin by comparison.
 
2013-01-05 10:16:59 PM

djjonze: pentex: blue_2501: 'm kinda bummed because I'm missing my favorite cultural trainwreck, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I'm like a rubber-necker, man. Every night it's the crash of f***ing metal when that show starts. Me and my friends have a little office pool, wondering exactly, which episode, which guest is going to be on when Jay finally puts a 9 millimeter in his mouth and blows his Doritos-shilling head off his f***ing body. I think it's going to be Joey Lawrence, from the show Blossom. Other of my friends bet to differ and think Patrick Duffy a more likely culprit.

Leno voice: So, hi everyone, welcome to the show. Tonight we have Joey Lawrence. Hi Joey, how are ya'. It's good to see you again and boy it was always my comedic dream to be 44-years old and interviewing a little Tony Danza-wannabe every three months. Boy, I'm fulfilled as a human spiritually. So, so, anyway, Joey, you're 16 now, you're sixteen years old?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You're sixteen. Got a license, you driving, you driving?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You got a license, you driving, you got a car? You got a car?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: You got a girlfriend, hmm? You dating somebody, anybody special?

Joey voice: yeah, no, well she thinks so, I don't. hee hee hee hee

Leno voice: Good God, what have I done with my life?

Boom! His brains splew out, forming an NBC peacock on the wall behind him. 'Cause he's a company man to the bitter f***ing end.


At least give attribution.

Wasn't this a Bill Hicks bit?


Welcome to Old. There's a lot of young one who have no idea.
 
2013-01-05 10:19:01 PM

borg: Wayne 985: I actually saw a great Leno interview with Quentin Tarantino recently: Link

Leno's standup isn't funny and Kimmel is certainly better in that regard, but he can do great interviews. Unlike a few other late night hosts, he isn't constantly talking over his guests in an attempt to make unfunny jokes.

Have you actually have you seen Leno's standup act? it's a bit different then his TV schtick.


Fair point, and no, I haven't. When I say "standup", that's inaccurate. I mean his monologues on The Tonight Show.
 
2013-01-05 10:19:54 PM
I like both Leno and Kimmel, while Conan is my favorite. I hate Letterman. All their shows are so similar Kimmel looks like an ass insulting Leno IMO. However while I do enjoy his show, I can never respect Kimmel for the simple fact that he dated Sarah Silverman, the most vile disgusting woman in entertainment.
 
2013-01-05 10:19:55 PM

RandomAxe:
Kimmel's a tool and always has been. He was a weak second-banana to Ben Stein


Wow, I forgot all about that! I just remembered him from The Man Show.

Kimmel is pretty funny but I can't recall the last time I even bothered to watch a late night show. Maybe Craig Ferguson a few months back. He's fun.
 
2013-01-05 10:56:49 PM
Shhh, Jimmy. This is the man who farked over Carson, Letterman and Coco. He will fark you from his grave.

Let him dwindle away to slobbery dementia. Then don't go to his funeral.
 
2013-01-05 11:18:22 PM
I'm still pissed that Channel 11 over here in Australia pushed back Ferguson's show from 10:30pm to whenever we feel like showing it.
I liked watching the first half hour before the guests came on and then either going to sleep or watching him have a conversation with someone. Ferguson barely talks about whatever they're there to shill most nights, he does the mandatory "this person is in this movie, here's a clip" bit, then when they come out he tears up the blue card that is meant to have his questions on it and just goes crazy.
His interview with Alex Kingston about her vibrator was probably the funniest most random conversation I've ever seen on a TV show.
Then Channel 11 had to go and shove him back to 1am and midnight so I gave up on watching him.
 
2013-01-05 11:20:05 PM

djjonze: pentex: blue_2501: 'm kinda bummed because I'm missing my favorite cultural trainwreck, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I'm like a rubber-necker, man. Every night it's the crash of f***ing metal when that show starts. Me and my friends have a little office pool, wondering exactly, which episode, which guest is going to be on when Jay finally puts a 9 millimeter in his mouth and blows his Doritos-shilling head off his f***ing body. I think it's going to be Joey Lawrence, from the show Blossom. Other of my friends bet to differ and think Patrick Duffy a more likely culprit.

Leno voice: So, hi everyone, welcome to the show. Tonight we have Joey Lawrence. Hi Joey, how are ya'. It's good to see you again and boy it was always my comedic dream to be 44-years old and interviewing a little Tony Danza-wannabe every three months. Boy, I'm fulfilled as a human spiritually. So, so, anyway, Joey, you're 16 now, you're sixteen years old?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You're sixteen. Got a license, you driving, you driving?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You got a license, you driving, you got a car? You got a car?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: You got a girlfriend, hmm? You dating somebody, anybody special?

Joey voice: yeah, no, well she thinks so, I don't. hee hee hee hee

Leno voice: Good God, what have I done with my life?

Boom! His brains splew out, forming an NBC peacock on the wall behind him. 'Cause he's a company man to the bitter f***ing end.


At least give attribution.

Wasn't this a Bill Hicks bit?


Thank you.
 
2013-01-05 11:56:42 PM
I'll take the daily show and Colbert report over any of the late night shows. Consistently funny and relevant, and I'd rather see an interview with a book author or someone else contributing to society than another blonde Hollywood starlet.
 
2013-01-06 12:29:41 AM

STRYPERSWINE: His BFF, Adam Carolla, defends Jay every chance he gets. Leno apparently has always been cool to him, even going out of his way to help him out on several occasions. Conan's team, on the other hand, has always been douchey to him. One person's anectdotal evidence, of course, but it's coming from a member of Team Kimmel.


His new BFF is Howard Stern and nobody hates Leno like Stern.
 
2013-01-06 12:58:00 AM

js34603: Does anyone under the age of 35 even care about the late night shows? I know they were a big deal when there were 4 channels, but I don't think they're all that important anymore.


They're not.  I stopped watching the post-primetime talk shows when Letterman moved to CBS a couple decades ago.  it was a stale format then.
 
2013-01-06 01:06:08 AM

RandomAxe: Letterman probably should have moved on to something different fifteen years ago. But NBC was right not to give him Carson's job, because The Tonight Show isn't a good fit for Letterman. It would have killed his career.


I doubt it. Letterman was on top of his game and on top of the ratings when he first moved to CBS. Leno looked like a big mistake at first. If Leno had taken his 1993 act to CBS, would anyone have been excited? Would he have gotten the affiliate clearances? Would he have gotten the Tonight Show audience to follow him? Would he have lasted long enough to still be there when/if people got tired of Letterman's Tonight Show? CBS affiliates liked running M*A*S*H reruns filled with local ads in that time slot. With Letterman in the established NBC franchise, competing franchises might not have gained a foothold. Leno keeping Letterman out of that chair is the reason the Tonight Show lost its monopoly on that kind of show. Letterman's availability created CBS's opportunity to have a successful franchise, and the fragmentation of the audience created opportunities for more competition, all these other shows.
 
2013-01-06 01:28:46 AM
Craig Ferguson is the only late-night talk show that I watch. And this is one of the reasons.
 
2013-01-06 02:00:02 AM
Jimmy Kimmel is an epic high water mark in no talent. Fallon is right up there with him. Leno can kiss my envious arse, what with the car collection and all. Letterman? pffft. 30 years ago.

-- When Jimmy "I look Downs" Kimmel got his own show I tuned in for a peep. They introduce a guest and as some lil Afro American guy enters there on national TV we see Jimmy "I look Downs" Kimmel with his paw wrist deep in his butt, kid you not. Then he extends his hand to shake the guests extended hand. Could not believe my farking eyes. What a miserable piece of shiat that tool is, the kind that goes and pees then eats a hot dog and potato chips without washing his mitts. Moran, a real moran. A raised by a mother pig moran.
 
2013-01-06 02:09:48 AM

lewintn: trainsaw: STRYPERSWINE: His BFF, Adam Carolla, defends Jay every chance he gets. Leno apparently has always been cool to him, even going out of his way to help him out on several occasions. Conan's team, on the other hand, has always been douchey to him. One person's anectdotal evidence, of course, but it's coming from a member of Team Kimmel.

Oh god forbid someone doesn't pander to Lord Podcast

What's your problem with Carolla FFS?! Might have to smash a bottle of Mangria over your hed!


Well I can't speak for him, but my problem with Carolla as someone who listened to: Loveline, his morning show, every episode of his podcast until a year and a half ago and pre ordered his first book for the awesome signed book plate; is he went from being a funny every man I didn't always agree with but still could laugh at, into a super rich neo con douche who only seems to have four rants about how I should "be kissing the man's ass." on his bland plugfest with those two annoying sycophants he co hosts with, Not to mention the amped up Xenophobia, Homophobia and Mysogyny on his podcast now. If I wanted to listen to that crap i'd listen to Leykis.
 
2013-01-06 04:21:12 AM

pentex: djjonze: pentex: blue_2501: 'm kinda bummed because I'm missing my favorite cultural trainwreck, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I'm like a rubber-necker, man. Every night it's the crash of f***ing metal when that show starts. Me and my friends have a little office pool, wondering exactly, which episode, which guest is going to be on when Jay finally puts a 9 millimeter in his mouth and blows his Doritos-shilling head off his f***ing body. I think it's going to be Joey Lawrence, from the show Blossom. Other of my friends bet to differ and think Patrick Duffy a more likely culprit.

Leno voice: So, hi everyone, welcome to the show. Tonight we have Joey Lawrence. Hi Joey, how are ya'. It's good to see you again and boy it was always my comedic dream to be 44-years old and interviewing a little Tony Danza-wannabe every three months. Boy, I'm fulfilled as a human spiritually. So, so, anyway, Joey, you're 16 now, you're sixteen years old?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You're sixteen. Got a license, you driving, you driving?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: That's great. You got a license, you driving, you got a car? You got a car?

Joey voice: yeah

Leno voice: You got a girlfriend, hmm? You dating somebody, anybody special?

Joey voice: yeah, no, well she thinks so, I don't. hee hee hee hee

Leno voice: Good God, what have I done with my life?

Boom! His brains splew out, forming an NBC peacock on the wall behind him. 'Cause he's a company man to the bitter f***ing end.


At least give attribution.

Wasn't this a Bill Hicks bit?

Thank you.


Gee, what is the first clue that is a bit.... I mean, Joey Lawrence?  At least change up the person being interviewed to make it seem somewhat current.
 
2013-01-06 04:33:53 AM

js34603: Does anyone under the age of 35 even care about the late night shows? I know they were a big deal when there were 4 channels, but I don't think they're all that important anymore.


I've heard Conan a few times, but that's only if I leave the TBS-W feed on while watching Big Bang Theory or Family Guy or one of the other shows on that channel. I don't really give a fark about celebrities and what they have to say about anything, ever.
 
2013-01-06 05:58:06 AM
"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."
 
2013-01-06 10:31:50 AM

RandomAxe: Fallon and Ferguson are the only two that are frequently funny, and Ferguson is definitely niche, Fallon is wildly uneven.

Letterman probably should have moved on to something different fifteen years ago. But NBC was right not to give him Carson's job, because The Tonight Show isn't a good fit for Letterman. It would have killed his career.

Leno should have passed his show onto someone else and done a US version of Top Gear. They could have filmed half of every season just using the incredible stuff he owns. What, you say there IS a US version of Top Gear? No, there really isn't. Leno's show is exactly what NBC wants it to be and pays him a bajillion dollars to do. He's the Jerry Springer of late-night. He does what they say, whether he thinks it's good or not, and he just tries to have a good time with it. And the results are predictable.

Conan, eh. Good enough writer; I've never thought he was a good performer.

Kimmel's a tool and always has been. He was a weak second-banana to Ben Stein, and that was probably his best work. If you think he's funny, and you watch his show, then that works out great for you, don't get me wrong. But he's an ass. He makes Carolla seem kind of like a charming and worthwhile use of skin by comparison.


Basically this. Leno has gotten so much crap from the other talkshow hosts lately it's getting rather tired. If you're that thin-skinned you shouldn't be in showbiz.
Even Letterman recently mentioned that Leno was one of the funniest comedians out there, re: his Vegas act. He didn't have anything nice to say about him personally, but as a comedian he thought he was one of the best.
I saw Leno in person years ago. I agree, I laughed my ass off the entire night.
 
2013-01-06 11:14:39 AM

10up: shower_in_my_socks: I like Kimmel, but he seems to have built a new career out of ripping Jay Leno ever since the Leno/Conan fiasco. We get it, you don't like him.

Nobody likes him. People will stop bashing Leno when Leno gets off the air. Kimmel's show is by far the gold standard of new Late Night Talkshows. His sketches are hilarious, his monologue is entertaining, and his guest interactions are usually "watchable".

Fallon is worthless hack who is going to survive because he somehow managed to finagle The Roots into lending him cred.


Not even close, Craig Ferguson has him by a mile in all categories.
 
2013-01-06 12:30:17 PM
Kimmel's show will go head to head with Jay Leno

And there's your reason.
 
2013-01-06 02:47:03 PM
I like to watch Kimmel try.
 
2013-01-06 11:02:57 PM
Yeah, yeah,yeah... all late-night comedian are unfunny hacks, and your commentary is edgy. Either that, or you're a bunch of a washed up never-wases who are conditioned to think everyone famous and popular has "no talent" and is a "hack".

Fallon was terrible in his first year has really found a niche. He has entertaining skits, and can carry a tune along with his Roots band.

Leno is basically cookie-cutter comedy but was actually pretty funny during the writer's strike when Jay Leno wrote more of the jokes. He seems too busy nowadays to write the jokes, hence the lack of humor.

Kimmel's funny often as well, and when he cuts down on the sophmoric frat boy humor is quite entertaining.

Letterman is indeed a prick!
 
2013-01-07 03:36:31 PM

js34603: Does anyone under the age of 35 even care about the late night shows? I know they were a big deal when there were 4 channels, but I don't think they're all that important anymore.


You could raise that age a fair bit and still be right. I have no idea who wants those tedious promo-fests and stroke-o-ramas.

I watch Graham Norton, an Irish comedian so far out of the closet he can't make out the hangers, on YT. He has a healthy disrespect for his guests and audience and asks left-field questions of his unusual list of guests, who frequently get liquored during the show.

That's how you do it, and that's how it will never be done on American network TV, which should last another five years, maybe.
 
2013-01-08 04:17:42 PM

wistfulparanoia: Yeah, yeah,yeah... all late-night comedian are unfunny hacks, and your commentary is edgy. Either that, or you're a bunch of a washed up never-wases who are conditioned to think everyone famous and popular has "no talent" and is a "hack".

Fallon was terrible in his first year has really found a niche. He has entertaining skits, and can carry a tune along with his Roots band.


ayfkm...
 
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