The hip comic who replaced Johnny Carson as “The Tonight Show” host in 1992 is getting his old job back. But this time around, Jay Leno is desperately uncool and publicly humiliated.
Leno flopped in prime time, and Conan O’Brien flopped in late night. So the much funnier O’Brien is out, and El Lame-o Leno is returning to late night.
With his reputation on the line, Leno is booking controversial guests to drum up ratings for his March 1 return to network TV:
The first week’s guests include a loudmouth attention-craving former politician (Sarah Palin), a loudmouth attention craving TV host (Chelsea Handler), and loudmouth attention-craving reality stars (the “Jersey Shore” cast).
Hello, David Letterman, nice to see you again.