Jay Leno challenged fellow funny man Jeff Foxworthy to a race in vintage Lamborghini and Porsche tractors.
While late night TV hosts are tracking the goings-on of President Trump, Twitter, and the rest of the world, Jay Leno is focused on cars.
Jason Zinoman’s “Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night (Harper),” on sale Tuesday, is a forensic biography of — I’ll just put this out here now, so you know where I stand — the greatest talk-show host ever. Zinoman, who covers the comedy beat for the New York Times, comes at David Letterman as a fan, as a critic, and as a reporter. The author knows he has to include Letterman’s failings, both professional and personal, yet his goal is to make his subtitle ring true: Letterman as “the last giant” of a TV genre that is now overrun by lesser mortals seeking niche audiences and demographic shards.
Leno throws shade at President Trump, saying, "Is he that thin-skinned? You know, if this guy was any more of a pussy, he could grab himself."
Former late night hosts, Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson, went head-to-head on “Lip Sync Battle” Thursday night. Jay started it off with a head-banging performance of Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz” from 1974. Craig followed that up with another hit from the ’70s, “I Wanna Be Sedated” by the Ramones.
Their time in the White House may be coming to an end, but we can only hope that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama continue to appear on television.
Jay Leno’s Garage premiered Wednesday on CNBC. After several years of success on YouTube, the comedy brought his show to television in an hourlong segment. The debut episode was all about muscle cars, an era in American motoring that most would say lasted from 1964 to 1972. Jay visited fellow comedian Tim Allen, who has a very impressive car collection in his own right, and the two ended up doing burnouts in the new Dodge Hellcat.
Jay Leno thinks Stephen Colbert is going to be “terrific” when the latter takes over the Late Show in September. “People think because of his old show that he’s a raging liberal,” said Leno of Colbert, “but he teaches Sunday school — I think he’s a pretty conservative guy.” Leno was speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on Thursday, promoting his upcoming CNBC car show,Jay Leno’s Garage. But inevitably, late-night subjects arose.