Jay Leno is mad as hell, and he’s not taking it anymore. The former host of “The Tonight Show” hijacked Jimmy Fallon’s monologue on Wednesday to get a few things off his chest.
Here was Leno’s angry opener: “There is this annoying trend in advertising — especially on cable — where they want you to get to know the non-celebrity spokesman for whatever the product is. There’s one running on CNN right now. It says, ‘Bob is 68 years old, Bob has hemorrhoids. Learn more about Bob’s story on hemorrhoids.com.’ I don’t want to know Bob’s story, OK?”
“How empty is my life that I have time to go to this website?” he continued. “Hey, if I want to see hemorrhoids, I can stand in the bathroom with a hand mirror, OK?”
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The ranting comic also tied his hemorrhoids material into a medical marijuana joke. The uncharacteristically pissed-off car collector then gave it to Apple, Amazon, and our city of angels, Los Angeles.
Watch the video above.
Before “Tonight” even taped, Leno was already making Wednesday headlines. Appearing on the third hour of yesterday’s “Today” show, Leno lamented the “one-sided” approach he believes present day late-night hosts take with political material.
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“When people see you as one-sided, it just makes it tough,” Leno said. “I did it when Clinton was horny and Bush was dumb. It was a little easier. Now it’s all very serious. I’d just like to see a little civility come back to it.”
President Trump applauded Leno on Twitter for those remarks.
“Actually, the one-sided hatred on these shows is incredible and for me, unwatchable,” Trump tweeted. “But remember, WE are number one – President!”