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Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer says Sarah Palin’s Tonight Show comedy routine was ‘lame’

By | March 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | No comments

It’s about time Sarah Palin got judged as an entertainer, since that's what she mostly is. Last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, comedian/writer/Spinal Tap God Harry Shearer gave his professional opinion of the recent set of jokes the former governor of Alaska...

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Was Conan responsible for the Leno late night debacle?

By | January 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments

We’re not sure how many of our readers watch the Oprah Winfrey Show, even when someone like Jay Leno guests on the chat fest. So, in the event, you didn’t catch his interview yesterday with Lord Oprah, Nikki Finke over at Deadline.com has provided the entire transcript for...

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Kimmel and Letterman get laughs impersonating Leno

By | January 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm | No comments

There’s another voice in late night that damn well deserves to be heard – even if it’s doing an impression of someone with an annoying voice. As you may have heard, Jimmy Kimmel performed his entire show last night as an exaggerated (or not) version of Jay Leno, the long...

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Jay Leno addresses cancellation rumors

By | January 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm | One comment

On tonight's episode of The Jay Leno Show, viewers will see the man himself addressing the rumors of the show's cancellation that ran rampant today online. "I don't think there's any truth to the rumor," Jay says, jokingly adding that "NBC only cancels you when you're in first...

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Jay Leno guest edits American Way magazine

By | December 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm | One comment

Comedy fans flying on American Airlines in the month of January are in for a special treat. The airline’s in-flight Magazine, American Way, is featuring former Tonight Show and current Jay Leno Show host, Jay Leno. The issue’s centerpiece will be a special interview in...

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Leno, Rock, Griffin, more come together for Sam Kinison tribute

By | October 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm | One comment

EPIX, a new premium cable channel announced that it will air a tribute show for the late comedian, Sam Kinison. Sam Kinison: Back from Hell will feature interviews and performances by Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, and Denis Leary among others. "We're...

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Was Jim Norton funny on Leno's network show?

By | September 16, 2009 at 10:46 am | 53 comments

Weeks ago, when Jay Leno announced that he had hired Jim Norton, the master of contemporary cringe comedy, to be a special correspondent on his new, presumably safe-for-the-masses variety show, I was a bit shocked. The reasons? First, I had no idea Leno had such advanced and...

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Jay Leno promises more stand-up comedy

By | August 21, 2009 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Jay Leno Show will be an hour loaded with stand-up, rather than multiple celebrity guests. The late-night host is expected to deliver eight to twelve minutes of straight stand-up every night in his monologue. As reported, Leno will also be employing some top stand-up...

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Jim Norton, DL Hughley to join cast of new Leno show

By | August 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm | No comments

Can Jay Leno’s new primetime comedy/talk show rescue NBC from ruin? Who knows. But one thing is certain: comedy will be the priority, with a slightly diminished focus on the talk. NBC has announced that The Jay Leno Show, set to air at 10PM 5 days a week, will feature a cast...

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