Jay Leno

e.phemera: Leno on Letterman

Jay Leno* made a name for himself as a regular guest on David Letterman’s Late Night, and went on to guest host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Here’s a few of his interviews from that period, and his first ever appearance as a stand up on Tonight.

Is it me, or is there something disconcerting about watching Leno talk about hackneyed comedy tropes?

At least say hello before you launch into your prepared material …

TV used to look this good …

If you can hear a comedian’s mouth smacking, you know they’re not happy …

Jay Leno
*I’ve never found him funny …
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