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Comedian Jay Leno to headline the White House Correspondents Dinner
The Hill ^ | 01/22/10 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 01/22/2010 10:40:07 AM PST by ColdOne

Soon-to-be "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will headline the White House Correspondents Dinner in May.

The White House Correspondents Association confirmed Leno's appearances to the The Hill on Friday.

The Correspondents Association said that Leno was asked to emcee the event before he became embroiled in the controversy surrounding "The Tonight Show."

Leno — who retired as "Tonight Show" host late last year — was recently asked by NBC to take over his former 11:35 p.m. time slot in favor of Conan O'Brien, who has been on the job for just over six months.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: correspondentsdinner; jayleno; whitehouse

1 posted on 01/22/2010 10:40:08 AM PST by ColdOne
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Last year Glenn Beck made a comment if he went to another one he would invite Ted Nugent and others to sit with him at his table... That would be funny... I would enjoy that!


2 posted on 01/22/2010 10:42:44 AM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: ColdOne

Will screechy Wanda Sykes be there again to say she hopes Rush Limbaugh has kidney failure?

Why do liberals never get called to task for outrageous comments??????


3 posted on 01/22/2010 10:45:59 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ColdOne

Appropriate. A failed host for a failed president.


4 posted on 01/22/2010 10:47:13 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne

No surprise. Jay has been carrying water for Barry for some time now.


5 posted on 01/22/2010 10:48:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

THANKS JAY, YOU OBTUSE BOSTON LIBERAL JERK.


6 posted on 01/22/2010 10:50:21 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why do liberals never get called to task for outrageous comments I do not know why not. It is time for that to happen though!
7 posted on 01/22/2010 10:55:34 AM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: ColdOne

An entertainer headlining a failed and unpopular president’s event might not make good business sense to most of us, but I don’t fault Leno for thinking that it might.


8 posted on 01/22/2010 10:56:54 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

I say good for him. Yes, he may be a liberal, but he does poke fun at both sides of the isle equally, and does not wear his politics on his sleeve while on air, like all of the other late night host.


9 posted on 01/22/2010 11:18:54 AM PST by NavyCanDo (America Rising 11-2-2010)
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To: ColdOne

Clean Jay or vulgar & obscene Jay? I don’t watch him anymore because his humor turned *blue*.


10 posted on 01/22/2010 11:40:26 AM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Be strip-searched by scanners! Buy ObamaCare or go to jail! What's not Totalitarian about THAT!?)
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To: Da Coyote
Appropriate. A failed host for a failed president.

I wonder if he can keep it to a half hour? Oh wait, now he doesn't have to.
11 posted on 01/22/2010 11:44:55 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: ColdOne

Gives me just another good reason not to watch.


12 posted on 01/22/2010 11:46:02 AM PST by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

I remember Leno from the 1980’s when he was on Letterman’s NBC show as a guest. Some very funny stuff. I never liked his version of the Tonight Show that much - his stand up comedy work was very good, but a lot of the man-on-the-street, and sketch comedy stuff wasn’t so good, and he is not a great interviewer. I was in LA in 1999 and a friend took me to a club in Manhattan Beach where Leno used to rehearse his jokes for the upcoming week of Tonight Show monologues. He was incredibly funny - sore ribcage the next day kind of funny. So I think he’ll be great at this event.


13 posted on 01/22/2010 11:46:48 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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