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  • Jay Leno raises $50,000 for Israeli EMS service, donates ambulance

    04/11/2016 9:00:30 PM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    Comedian Jay Leno raised 50,000 for and donated a $36,000 fully equipped ambulance to United Hatzalah at a sold-out special concert fundraiser for Israel’s largest volunteer EMS service at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday. The former Tonight Show host performed a long comedy set and called Eli Beer, the founder and president of the organization, up to the stage after his act, telling him: “What you guys are doing is so special, I am so proud to be here and be part of it. I have 117 motorcycles in my collection but none of my...
  • Leno on Trump: He's going to drop out

    10/07/2015 1:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Comedian Jay Leno doesn't think Donald Trump will last in the GOP presidential race, and predicts he'll exit when his poll numbers drop. “You know he will,” Leno said Wednesday of the GOP front-runner on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "You know he’s going to drop out. As soon as he drops in the polls, he’s gone.” Leno admitted he appreciated the comedy material in the 2016 race, citing former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as two White House hopefuls he finds amusing. “My favorite guy right now is a guy I talked about last night, Martin O’Malley,”...
  • South African Comedian, Trevor Noah: “Was that racist?”

    02/14/2012 8:52:29 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    For many years high profile American comedians have infiltrated African TV sets with their bawdy brand of humour, yet for many years the continents slew of comedic arts could never catch a break in pursuit of the American dream.Popular South African comedian, Trevor Noah, changed that this month by raising the stakes, not to mention many an eyebrow, with his appearance on the American late night show, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. Noah’s six minute slot was a hit with local supporters and African Diasporans globally. We certainly don’ t deny that Noah’s stand up set had us standing...
  • Big Surprise Guests Spotted Entering The Ed Sullivan Theater For Final David Letterman Show

    05/20/2015 12:34:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:25 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    Big Surprise Guests Spotted Entering Ed Sullivan Theater for Final Letterman Show When CBS announced the guests for David Letterman’s final run of shows as host of the Late Show, they conspicuously left out any names for the last episode, set to air tonight. Today, we learned that Letterman’s “favorite band,” the Foo Fighters, will be performing a song on Wednesday night’s show: And now, thanks to some tweets from fans and reporters staking out the Ed Sullivan Theater, we know a few more names set to stop by unannounced. Read no further if you want to truly be surprised.
  • Jay Leno on Bill Cosby Scandal: Why is It So Hard to Believe the Accusers?

    01/21/2015 4:32:14 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 81 replies
    People ^ | 01/21/15
    The 64-year-old comedian and former host of The Tonight Show told TV executives Wednesday that he doesn't understand why "it's so hard to believe women." "You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man," Leno said at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives convention, Variety reports. "Here you need 25."
  • Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s View of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show

    08/03/2014 1:37:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Kevin McVicker
    For decades, The Tonight Show has served as a barometer for the country. Johnny Carson’s monologue was used to skewer politicians and celebrities every night. Appearing on The Tonight Show was the pinnacle of national celebrity. When Jay Leno succeeded Carson in 1992, he not only had big shoes to fill, but also had increased competition that Carson never faced. While David Letterman, the host of Late Night left NBC for CBS after being denied The Tonight Show position, other talk show hosts like Arsenio Hall hit the airwaves. Dave Berg, one of Leno’s top producers, chronicles this transition and...
  • Vindicated-Jay Leno and Michelle Obama confirm: it’s okay to oppose Sharia now.

    05/16/2014 5:09:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 16, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - VindicatedPosted By Robert Spencer On May 16, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Victory is at hand! All the freedom-lovers who have been assailed for years with claims that their opposition to jihad mass murder, Islamic supremacism, and Islamically-justified wife-beating, female genital mutilation, honor killing, stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, devaluation of women’s testimony, and all the rest of it constituted “racism,” “bigotry,” and “hatred” can now come in from the cold. As hard as it is to believe, opposing jihad terror and Sharia are now “in.” Everybody’s getting in on it.Fox News reported last week that the Beverly...
  • Jay Leno to host award ceremony in Israel, quips John Kerry is not welcome

    05/09/2014 7:55:50 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 09, 2014 | No Attribution
    Jay Leno sees a small silver lining in the recent collapse of U.S.-backed Mideast peace talks: It should make his job just a little easier when he performs in front of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later this month. "I guess any American that's not John Kerry is more than welcome there right now," Leno said.
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Jay Remembers the Three-Wheeled Car- 'The Shotwell'-Jay Leno's Garage

    02/11/2014 6:10:08 PM PST · by virgil283 · 21 replies
    "Ten years ago, I received a letter from a man named Bob Shotwell who lived in a small town in Minnesota. He knew that I liked old cars from watching me on television. And he wanted to give me one. He recalled that he asked his father for a car as he was about to graduate from high school in the early 1930s. But his dad replied that if he wanted a car, he should build one. So, 17-year-old Bob scrounged parts and made his own car. It was a little three-wheeled coupe powered by a 77.2-cu.-in. four-cylinder 1931 Indian...
  • Cruz Does Boehner No Favors (Boo-hoo)

    02/11/2014 3:10:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 10, 2014 | Humberto Sanchez
    After championing the Affordable Care Act defunding strategy that led to the government shutdown in October, Sen. Ted Cruz continues to do Speaker John A. Boehner no favors — and some of Boehner’s allies think the tea party Texan should mind his own business. Cruz in recent weeks has undermined Boehner’s approach on both immigration and the debt limit — the two biggest issues the Ohio Republican has been trying to navigate through his conference. As Boehner unveiled his leadership team’s immigration principles at the House GOP’s retreat two weeks ago, Cruz and his staff simultaneously torched the push for...
  • Jay Leno Unbound: Is the folksy Tonight Show host a secret conservative? No, but he plays one on TV.

    02/08/2014 8:18:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Published July 13, 2013 Reprinted February 2014 | Michael Walsh
    Congratulations to President Obama on being reelected president of the United States. Turns out it is not all bad news for the Republicans. It seems that depression is covered by Obamacare. As Jay Leno nears the end of his nearly 22-year run as the host of The Tonight Show, the lantern-jawed comic with the thick Boston accent finds himself in an unusual predicament. Having won the War of Johnny Carson’s Succession (1992), successfully fended off a challenge from upstart Conan O’Brien during a brief interregnum (2009–10), and gracefully bowed to the inevitable with the accession of Jimmy Fallon to the...
  • Jay Leno’s final monologue: “I’m going to have to sign up for ObamaCare”

    02/07/2014 7:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s changed in 22 years? Jay Leno took a look back at the years since he first took over hosting duties at the Tonight Show in 1992, and offered a few quips about the differences. Weiner jokes are still just as funny, only now they’re about Anthony Weiner, who Leno skewers almost immediately. Perhaps Leno wanted to look back, because looking forward means trying to deal with his unemployed status — and that means ObamaCare, Leno tells the audience (via CNS News):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Leno provides another bookend by talking about Hugh Grant, whose appearance in 1992...
  • Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show': Obama Appoints Him Ambassador To Antarctica While....

    02/06/2014 11:28:48 PM PST · by onyx · 62 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 6, 2014 | LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
    LENO SIGNS OFF “I don’t like goodbyes – NBC does – but I don’t care for them,” an emotional Jay Leno said, kicking off a star-studded final broadcast show as host of The Tonight Show. “Tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to be fired three times — I get the hint,” Leno joked to a friends-and-family studio audience as he ended his 22-year run Thursday night. It’s his second very-last-time-as-host — having been pushed aside in 2009 by NBC to make way for Conan O’Brien, who lasted seven months.“I’ve got to tell you, the outpouring...
  • Jay Leno: Mr. Nice Guy

    01/28/2014 8:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Anyone in the news business will tell you that a side benefit is the diverse number of people one gets to meet. Jay Leno, who leaves "The Tonight Show" on Feb 6 after a 22-year run (retire is not the right word in his case), is one such person. The circumstances surrounding our first meeting involved a column I wrote 15 years ago in support of his wife's activism on behalf of Afghan women. Jay and Mavis Leno invited my wife and me for a visit. Things progressed from there. Last October when we attended the show, I asked him...
  • Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense'

    01/25/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Hillary Busis
    How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan O’Brien? The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. “I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News.
  • The key difference between Jay Leno hosting George W. Bush vs. Obama

    11/20/2013 10:34:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    George W. Bush was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. While I was certainly one of the many who felt Bush fatigue by the end of 2008 it's not hard to admit I miss having him around knowing the amateur hour that followed him...
  • 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body': George W. Bush presents Jay Leno...

    11/20/2013 5:27:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-20-13 | Snejana Faberov
    Full Title: 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body': George W. Bush presents Jay Leno with the comic's life-like portrait while appearing on The Tonight Show to talk about his life after presidency Former President George W. Bush returned to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night to talk about his life away from the spotlight and bid farewell to his favorite late-night host. Looking trim in a grey suit and red polka-dot die, a beaming Mr Bush, 67, told Mr Leno, who is being replaced by Jimmy Fallon in February, that he wanted to see him before he...
  • Leno gets a lesson in Cruz control

    11/14/2013 7:42:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 14th, 2013 | Jane Chastain
    Jay Leno is a car aficionado. He collects them. He knows them. He works on them and delights in driving them. However, Friday night the junior senator from Texas gave the late-night comic a lesson on one option he may have missed: Cruz control. I am a big Leno fan. I’m rarely up that late, but I tape his shows and watch his opening monologue the next night for laughs. His political jokes are sometimes over the top, but, for the most part, they accurately reflect what is going on in Washington and give us some much-needed comedy relief. His...
  • "Serious" TED CRUZ rocks TONIGHT SHOW with "Bad Jay" LENO [PHOTOS, analysis, FReeper "after party"!]

    "Serious" TED CRUZ rocks the TONIGHT SHOW with "Bad Jay" LENO [PHOTOS, analysis and FReeper "after party"] From PAULA BOLYARD's wonderful article on pjmedia.com: Compare and Contrast: Leno Interviewing Obama and Cruz Does Jay have a double standard? On Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his first appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno, allegedly in his last season as host of the Tonight Show, has not been known as a particularly partisan entertainer, so it was surprising to see him go "Candy Crowley" on Ted Cruz... -- snip -- ...Some on Twitter compared Leno to a...