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  • Donald Trump Headed To Visit Jimmy Fallon On 'The Tonight Show'

    09/01/2015 9:33:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Access Hollywood ^ | 09/01/2015
    Donald Trump is returning to NBC. Not to his old show, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but to “The Tonight Show,” where he’ll be a guest on Sept. 11. Currently leading the Republican field in the 2016 presidential race, Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to discuss his campaign and other issues, NBC announced Tuesday. Terrence Howard and Pharrell Williams will also be guests that night.
  • Jimmy Fallon Hospitalized With Hand Injury, Tonight Show Taping Canceled

    06/26/2015 9:38:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | 06-26-2015 | By Shari Weiss
    Jimmy Fallon is in the hospital. The “Tonight Show” host reportedly checked into a New York City hospital late Thursday. He is reportedly getting treatment in the intensive care unit. This, however, has not been confirmed. The official “Fallon Tonight” Twitter account tweeted, “Hey guys – unfortunately tonight’s taping has been cancelled due to Jimmy injuring his hand. He’s totally fine but we’ll be airing a repeat. If you had tickets to tonight’s show, we’ll be in contact with you to reschedule your tix.” The account went on to insist Fallon is “okay,” and that fans shouldn’t “worry.” Earlier Thursday,...
  • 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...
  • Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving appearance on ‘Tonight Show’ after Ferguson decision

    11/26/2014 1:34:21 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 145 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 11/2/6/14 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Garth Brooks cancels Thanksgiving appearance on ‘Tonight Show’ after Ferguson decision The singer wrote on his Facebook page that he landed in New York on the night the grand jury’s decision was announced 'to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation.' Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC’s “Tonight” show because he said it “seemed distasteful” given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being replaced on...
  • Is Joni Ernst the Proven Conservative Her TV Ads Make Her Out to Be?

    05/08/2014 1:27:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | May 7 2014 | Craig Robinson
    Is it possible to be the anti-establishment candidate in a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and be the choice of the Republican establishment in your state at the same time? By definition, this would seem impossible. Yet, State Senator Joni Ernst has managed to be the establishment backed, anti-establishment candidate in Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Iowa’s Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds was an early endorser of Ernst’s campaign, and Governor Terry Branstad has reportedly been helpful behind the scenes, especially in the fundraising department. Ernst has also been backed by national Republican establishment figures like Mitt Romney, Sen. John...
  • Is Sarah Palin Relevant?

    04/09/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    CBN News' Brody File ^ | April 9, 2014 | David Brody, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent
    The Brody File was watching Sarah Palin’s comedy bit on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and it made me wonder the following: Is Sarah Palin relevant? The answer is a bit complicated. Is she taking seriously as a politician by the liberal mainstream media? No. But do they still pay attention to her every move? Yes they do. Why is that? Yes, part of it has to do with the fact that there is a certain carnival atmosphere surrounding how she goes about her business. I mean, she knows how to command an audience and entertain. But let's not...
  • Video: Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Obama with … Sarah Palin?

    04/03/2014 8:35:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Jimmy Fallon really does want to follow Jay Leno’s tradition of full-political-spectrum comedy. Earlier this week, Fallon ripped Barack Obama for his victory lap on ObamaCare, and last night he invited Sarah Palin to join him in this four-minute mockfest of Obama’s foreign-policy acumen. Palin is a good sport here, joking about the unusual names of her children at one point, but the subtext throughout this is that Palin was smart enough to see through Vladimir Putin — and Obama wasn’t. Watch for a cameo from “Obama” near the end (via Katie Pavlich): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE...
  • Jimmy Fallon’s high ratings pushed David Letterman to retire, source says

    04/04/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04-04-2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – David Letterman, 66, rattled the entertainment industry on Thursday when it was revealed that after more than 32 years and almost 6,000 episodes in the late-night arena, he will retire in 2015 when his CBS contract expires. According to a source closely connected to the “Late Show” host, newly appointed “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon – his direct competition – inadvertently gave Letterman the final nudge. “David is older now; he had heart surgery some time ago and sees both Jimmy Kimmel [of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”] as well as the more formidable Jimmy Fallon now gaining...
  • Fallon On ObamaCare Goal: 'It's Amazing What You Can Achieve When You Make Something Mandatory'

    04/02/2014 8:04:56 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/02/2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon had some tough words for ObamaCare following the deadline for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Speaking on Tuesday April 1, Fallon joked that regarding the 7 million Americans that have signed up for health insurance, “It's amazing what you can achieve when you make somethingmandatory and fine people if they don't do it and then keep extending the deadline for months.” [See video below.]
  • Jimmy Fallon Continues To Rule Late-Night

    03/22/2014 12:00:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 03/21/2014 | By LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
    NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon continues to handily dominate late-night in overall audience, weeks after he replaced Jay Leno as host, last week clocking 4.26 million viewers to Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s 2.83 million on ABC and David Letterman’s 2.78 million on CBS. In the demo, Fallon (1.32/6) beat Kimmel and Dave combined (0.76/3 and 0.55/2, respectively). Fallon hung on to 99% of his previous week’s demo and was up 81% compared to same week last year when Leno was hosting and was No. 1 and doing just fine in the ratings. That’s good news for Tonight Show as...
  • Tonight Show favourite David Brenner dead at 78 following cancer battle

    03/16/2014 9:24:00 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/16/14
    Legendary comedian David Brenner has died at the age of 78. The funnyman, who is best known for his work on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, slipped into a coma this week before passing away on Saturday afternoon at his home in New York. His publicist confirmed to the Associated Press that Brenner, who had been fighting an agressive form of cancer, died peacefully with his family at his side. David was a favourite of the Tonight Show host Johnny Carson and appeared on the programme 158 times . He also hosted the show several times. The Philadelphia native...
  • Tax break helps NYC lure ‘The Tonight Show’ home

    02/22/2014 12:04:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 12:06 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    “The Tonight Show” made its return to New York City with a splashy opening sequence showcasing Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, Lincoln Center and Jimmy Fallon’s glamorous new studio at Rockefeller Center—a fitting tribute to the place that helped foot the bill. An unconventional 30 percent tax credit aimed at luring “Tonight” away from California after four decades is reportedly saving NBC more than $20 million a year. …
  • Michelle Obama Twerks With the “Girls,”: "Yo, babe...hook me up!"

    02/21/2014 10:18:00 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-22-2014 | MOTUS
    “Ew!”Yes, Jimmy Fallon’s big “get” with Lady M was aired last night. The New York Daily News described it thusly: “Michelle Obama is hilarious, gorgeous alongside Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell on 'Tonight Show'” The WaPo said: They’ve already mom-danced and potato-sack-raced, so the logical step for Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon was to… squeal like teenage girls? Sure. Because how else do you make the FLOTUS accessible to the highly desirable 18- 34 demographic that we need to pitch Obamacare to? The skit was a guys-in-drag makeover of the old SNL classic Wayne’s World, except, not funny. Either...
  • Jimmy Fallon’s second night as ‘Tonight Show’ host draws more viewers than rivals combined

    02/19/2014 4:45:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/19/2014 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Jimmy Fallon proved Tuesday he wasn't a one-night wonder. The new "Tonight Show" host — oops, star — drew 7.4 million viewers for his second night, more than the combined total for his rivals, David Letterman on CBS and Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Fallon still had, and will have all this week, the benefit of a lead-in from NBC's popular Olympics coverage.
  • 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: Mr. Nice Guy

    01/28/2014 8:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | 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 Tonight Show with Jay Leno final guests lineup. (some are must miss TV )

    01/24/2014 9:12:54 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 21 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Staff
    Mo 1/27: Dana Carvey, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, A Great Big World Tu 1/28: Wanda Sykes, Thomas Haden Church, Dwight Yoakam We 1/29: Bill Maher, Whitney Cummings, Jennifer Nettles Th 1/30: Miley Cyrus, Howie Mandel, Sarah McLachlan Fr 1/31: Tim Allen, Dave Salmoni, Sara Bareilles Mo 2/3: Jimmy Fallon, Betty White Tu 2/4: Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley, Lyle Lovett We 2/5: Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton Th 2/6: Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks
  • Tax breaks for Hollywood should be scaled back, says report prepared for Cuomo tax commission

    11/21/2013 9:56:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies ^ | 11-20-13 | Michelle Breidenbach
    A unpublished report says New York is writing tax credit refund checks to film and television studios that far exceed the amount of taxes they owe the state. The report, prepared for a tax reform commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, suggests the program should be scaled back. "The growth in the industry comes at the expense of higher taxes for other taxpayers or lower spending on state services and investments, possibly reducing activity in other sectors of the economy," the report concludes. It's a 137-page addendum to a study by the tax commission co-chaired by former state Comptroller H....
  • '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 ^ | 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...
  • Bush to sit down with Jay Leno

    11/13/2013 7:08:43 AM PST · by SC_Pete · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/3013 | Judy Kurtz
    Former President George W. Bush — who has largely shunned media appearances in favor of a bit of post-presidency privacy — is poised to appear as a guest next week on “The Tonight Show.” The ex-commander-in-chief will sit down with host Jay Leno on Nov. 19. ADVERTISEMENT The last time Bush was a guest on the NBC show was back in 2010 during a book tour. Bush spokesman Freddy Ford told the cable network the 43rd president wanted to swing by the “Tonight Show” set before Leno gives up the host chair next year, saying, “President Bush is going to...
  • "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 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...
  • [re: TED CRUZ] What drove JAY LENO to the Dark Side? Bribes, blackmail, assimilated by the BORG?

    11/10/2013 8:54:11 PM PST · by RonDog · 74 replies
    Calling all CREATIVE FReepers: I need YOUR help! I'm working on the "after action" thread for our recent "Tonight Show" FReep, andwhat I'm looking for is the "perfect" METAPHOR to describe what happened to the generally affable Jay Leno to cause him to transform into such a PARTISAN HACK. Here's SOME of what I have been brainstorming: Dr. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde Anakin Skywalker goes to the Dark Side Stepford WivesZOMBIES demon-possessed"They got to him." assimilated by the BORG black-mailInvasion of the Body SnatchersManchurian CandidateRobert the Bruce betrays William Wallace Charlie Gibson condescends to Sarah Palin Candy Crowley sandbags Mitt...
  • Senator Ted Cruz to be on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" [Live Thread]

    11/08/2013 6:27:18 PM PST · by RedMDer · 398 replies
    Nov. 8, 2013 | Self
    That's right. Ted Cruz to be on Leno tonight. Looking forward to FReepers comments as they are always informative and many are very humorous at the same time. Buckle up FReepers. I'm sure that Ted and Jay will keep us both informed and entertained. Stay tuned or set your DVRs (NBC). This should be great. Go Cruz! Hopefully, this is posted early enough to give FReepers time to plan on watching or recording. I will do both :) TONIGHT 11:35/10:35c Mariska Hargitay, Senator Ted Cruz Musical Guest - Gavin DeGraw The LA Chapter is in the Audience led by Ron...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Makes TONIGHT SHOW Debut Tonight

    11/08/2013 8:05:46 PM PST · by mylife · 33 replies ^ | 11/8/13 | MSM Leno
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be making his first late-night appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11:35 p.m. ET/PT weeknights) when he visits on Friday, Nov. 8. The senator will take to the "Tonight Show" couch to discuss the recent government shut-down, the debt ceiling, the gridlock in Washington and the current state of the Republican Party. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" features a nightly monologue (the longest in late night), news-making guests, and ongoing comedy segments, including "Headlines," "Jaywalking" and "Battle of Jaywalking All-Stars." The result is a unique and humorous look at the daily...
  • Obama Set For "Tonight Show" On August 6

    07/31/2013 1:21:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | July 31, 2013 | Dominic Patten
    President Obama became the first sitting president to appear on late-night when he visited The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in March 2009. Now he is set to return to the NBC show August 6 — it will be his sixth appearance, the most recent one coming in October.
  • The Twilight Of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 24, 2013l | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!”
  • The Twilight of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!” It’s the sort of joke that is rapidly becoming a staple of Leno’s monologue. (On Monday’s show, riffing on the royal baby, he confided that he was “a little bummed out,...
  • NBC’s Rising Leno Dominates Kimmel and Letterman

    07/08/2013 11:41:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies
    Variety ^ | 7/8/13 | Rick Kissell
    He’s a little more than six months away from passing the “Tonight Show” baton — again — but Jay Leno is very much still on his game ratings-wise.
  • Ed Shaughnessy, Longtime ‘Tonight Show’ Drummer, Dead at 84

    05/29/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 23 replies
    JazzTimes ^ | 25 May 13 | Jeff Tamarkin
    Ed Shaughnessy, the drummer who was seen nearly every night for close to three decades as a member of Doc Severinsen’s band on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, died May 24 in Calabasas, Calif. The cause was a heart attack. Shaughnessy was 84.
  • Jay Leno Unloads on Obama in Devastating 'Tonight Show' Monologue

    05/22/2013 5:12:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 22 May 2013, 12:42 PM PDT | Jay Leno Unloads on Obama in Devastating 'Tonight Show' Monologue
    President Barack Obama is a nightmare for political comedians. He's too cool, too smart, too ... good at this whole leadership thing. That was the bill of goods comedians sold us five years ago, an excuse which prevented them from mocking Obama as they did every previous Commander in Chief. Jay Leno wasn't buying that pile of horse manure. Leno has consistently tweaked Obama in his Tonight Show monologues since the early days of the president's administration, the same way Leno handled President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. This week, Leno turned up the heat to scorching levels...
  • Fallon officially replacing Leno on 'Tonight Show'

    04/03/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2013
    Jay Leno has officially announced his retirement from NBC's "Tonight Show." As expected, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will succeed Leno in the spring of 2014 when "Tonight" moves back to New York, to 30 Rock -- 42 years after Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank. With Fallon, 38, NBC hopes to capture the younger viewers and compete with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who moved to an 11:35 timeslot in January. "Congratulations, Jimmy. I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy," Leno said in a statement. "If you need me,...
  • WH: Obama 'Is Not Particularly Concerned' Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People

    11/28/2012 11:44:19 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 116 replies ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people: "What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible.
  • Speculation Mounts That Ron Paul Will Launch Third Party Presidential Bid On Tuesday’s Tonight Show

    09/04/2012 7:42:04 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/4/2012 | Noah Rothman
    Speculation is mounting that Texas Rep. Ron Paul will mount a third party bid for the presidency as pressure from his supporters builds ahead of his appearance Tuesday night on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno. According to a report, Paul’s supporters were deeply upset by how the libertarian Texas Representative was treated at the Republican National Convention last week. 300 of them joined in a conference call on Sunday night planning to urge Paul to launch a last-minute independent bid for the White House. In order for Paul to appear on the ballot in all 50 states, he would...
  • Jay Leno on Tonight Show Layoffs: 'We've Been Taken Over By Bain Capital'

    08/21/2012 8:03:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Jay Leno on Tonight Show Layoffs: 'We've Been Taken Over By Bain Capital' By Noel Sheppard Created 08/21/2012 - 10:18am Jay Leno on Monday addressed the recent announcement that there have been numerous layoffs at NBC's Tonight Show forcing him to take a pay cut to save some of his staff. Feeling the need to take a cheap shot at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Leno quipped, “Turns out now we've been taken over by Bain Capital" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Leno began his opening monologue saying, “Welcome to the Tonight Show, or as Comcast calls us,...
  • 'Johnny Carson: King of Late Night' takes in-depth look [PBS "Carson's Cellar" Airs 5/14]

    05/13/2012 5:19:39 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 13, 2012 | Greg Braxton
    A PBS 'American Masters' documentary investigates the mystique of the elusive 'Tonight Show' host, 20 years after he left TV. Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer all made their best pitch but were turned down. Johnny Carson, the man who changed forever the world of late-night talk, wasn't talking. The network news powerhouses had separately attempted to secure interviews with Carson to get him to speak about his life and his place as one of the most influential figures in TV history. But from his 1992 retirement after 30 years on"The Tonight Show"until his death in 2005 at age...
  • Santorum on Romney ‘endorsement’: ‘It was tough’

    05/11/2012 7:15:33 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 9, 2012 | Eddie Scarry
    On the “Tonight Show” Jay Leno told Rick Santorum that his endorsement (that‘s what we’re calling it) of Mitt Romney seemed “kind of tepid,” given that it was sent out in an email at 11 p.m. Monday. “I think we just needed some time,” Santorum said. “It was a rough and tumble campaign. I can‘t say that it would have been an easy thing the next day to turn around and say ’oh you know, lets just go forward.’ It was tough. So I wanted an opportunity to sort of think about it a little bit… Over the weekend I...
  • President Obama to Tour L.A. For Fundraisers, 'Leno' (Hardest workin' man in show biz)

    10/23/2011 5:47:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | Sunday, October 23, 2011
    President Barack Obama will be coming to town this week for a series of fundraising events for the second time in as many months. Obama is set to arrive at LAX shortly before 5 p.m. Monday and then head to a fundraising diner at the home of 'Hitch' producer James Lassiter in Hancock Park. The President will then to be courting Latino voters at a fundraising gala at the nearby home of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas.
  • Bristol on Leno Now! (Vanity)

    07/14/2011 9:42:45 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | 15 July 2011 | NA
    Looking good, answering well, as Jay is a snide jerk.Don Rickles is being supportive.
  • Biden's Leno Stop Clogs LAX; Passengers Furious

    07/11/2010 5:05:15 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 108 replies · 2+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 07/10/2010 | The Wrap
    Vice President Joe Biden held up airplane traffic for hours on Friday night at Los Angeles International Airport after an appearance on Jay Leno ‘s ‘Tonight Show,’ leaving restless passengers fuming. A spokesman for the vice president said he was unaware of the FAA temporary flight restriction that stopped flights coming in, and delayed those going out. “I know we didn’t ask for anything,” Biden’s spokesman James Carney told TheWrap. “There was no sign of any stoppage. And there shouldn’t have been one.” Oh, but there was. Passengers were stuck for anywhere from 45 minutes to four hours as a...
  • Burt Reynolds on Tonight Show (With Johnny, Dom DeLuise, and a can of whipped cream)

    07/03/2010 8:45:25 PM PDT · by tlb · 6 replies
    nbc ^ | May 17, 2007 | PIMannix
    Johnny Carson and Burt Reynolds have fun with whipped cream in this Tonight Show episode telecast September 26, 1974.
  • Why Palin shouldn't run in 2012 ** John Ziegler (The math behind a Palin Victory!)

    03/11/2010 12:56:52 PM PST · by Joy Angela · 202 replies · 3,193+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-10-10 | John Ziegler
    Why Palin shouldn’t run in 2012 By John Ziegler   03/10/10 at 12:00 AM Last week I made a rare appearance on MSNBC (a network on which I have had numerous “YouTube moments” since the 2008 election, when they became the “Obama Network”) and shared some statements which apparently shocked some of my fellow conservatives.Since even before the release of my documentary about the media coverage of Obama’s election, I have been described by many commentators (both as a compliment and as a condemnation) as Sarah Palin’s most ardent defender against the never-ending stream of unfair media attacks against her....
  • Fear & Loathing Sarah Palin - Hollywood Edition

    03/09/2010 5:34:32 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 11 replies · 155+ views ^ | 03/09/2010 | Stacy Drake
    There is a reason I haven’t stepped foot into a movie theater in years… I can’t stand Hollywood. It’s lack of creativity, it’s drug addicts, it’s moral depravity (and I’m no saint) also, it’s grand-standing preaching actors, it’s cults, it’s creepy apartments for child actors that serve the young residents drugs and alcohol. Then there’s the not-so secret, secret about how most young men obtain their movie roles. Somebody clue in “Ricky Hollywood,” considering the path he’s chosen… The whole place makes me rather nauseous. It’s a shining example of how we have fallen as a culture.
  • Sarah Palin's secret "laugh track" machine at Jay Leno show: makes Adam Lambert fans like her, too!

    03/06/2010 4:49:52 AM PST · by RonDog · 291 replies · 9,132+ views
    Sarah Palin's secret "laugh track" machine at Jay Leno show: makes Adam Lambert fans like her, too!(An "after action" report from FReepers who were actually in the studio audience.) In perhaps the worst possible development for the radical left since the discovery of Karl Rove's now infamous "Weather Machine," Governor Palin's recently exposed top secret "laugh track" machine appears to also have even more dastardly powers than were originally feared. In addition to altering the space-time continuum, and reprogramming the master computers at NBC – to cause laughter during Sarah's monologue to appear where none had been before, and send...
  • NBC Debunks Laugh Track Lie About Palin

    03/06/2010 7:50:14 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 18 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | 03/06/2010 | Ron Devito
    The left has become so absurd in their fear of Sarah Palin that they are now spreading rumors that NBC provided Palin with a laugh track when she did a monologue on the Tonight Show this week. How desperate and ridiculous are the left's latest attacks. So lame that even NBC is defending Palin. Yes, NBC!
  • Sarah Palin on Jay Leno (TUESDAY, 3/2): What should STUDIO AUDIENCE FReepers write on their hands?

    03/01/2010 4:49:26 AM PST · by RonDog · 114 replies · 3,398+ views
    Sarah Palin will be on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno this TUESDAY, March 2.Members of the Los Angeles chapter will be in the studio audience.We will not be able to bring SIGNS inside the taping, but they cannot prevent us from writing a message of encouragement to Governor Palin on our HANDS, right?I'm in favor of us all writing something SIMPLE on our hands, like this, from FReeper MaryFromMichigan : This could get Jay's attention, and might even make it on TV.What do YOU think?
  • Sarah Palin & Simon Cowell On Tonight Show With Jay Leno March 2nd

    02/22/2010 4:32:01 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 5 replies · 429+ views
    Sarah Palin and Simon Cowell are among the first guests who have agreed to appear on The Tonight Show when Jay Leno returns on March 1. His first night back isn’t particularly star-powered: He’ll have Jamie Foxx and Olympic Gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn on the couch, with a musical performance by Brad Paisley. But on Tuesday, Leno is sure to get the eyeballs with an appearance from Palin, who will be joined by Olympic Gold medal snowboarder Shaun White. On March 3, the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore will help with Leno’s Jaywalk All-Stars segment while Chelsea Handler and...
  • Kevin Eubanks Leaves 'The Tonight Show!'

    02/16/2010 1:32:55 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies · 986+ views
    EXTRA TV ^ | Feb. 16, 2010 |
    "Extra" has confirmed that Jay Leno's longtime bandleader and sidekick, Kevin Eubanks, is leaving "The Tonight Show," as first reported by Lisa Stanley on K-EARTH 101. A source tells "Extra" Eubanks "wanted a change" and decided to leave the show, adding that Eubanks wanted to pursue other opportunities. Another source says he will appear on the debut of the revamped "Tonight Show" when it returns on March 1. In 1992, Eubanks joined "The Tonight Show" band, becoming bandleader two years later. Before he joined the show, Eubanks released numerous albums. Eubanks was also bandleader on "The Jay Leno Show."
  • Conan’s Last Show, Final Monologue (Video) [In Case You Missed It]

    01/23/2010 6:08:21 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 31 replies · 1,690+ views
    TVrightcelebrity ^ | Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm | TMZ
    Well the NBC late night drama saga has ended, for now at least. Conan O’Brien had his last Tonight Show last night. If you missed Conan’s last show and final monologue, never fear I have Conan O’Brien’s final monologue video below. After weeks of will he stay will he go, Conan has said goodbye to The Tonight Show and lets just say he did not disappoint in his final show, especially when it came to his final Tonight Show monologue. From his jokes about really having to go, to having Tilda Swinton play him in an HBO movie, Conan kept...