Jay Leno Finds the Tone of Late-Night Comedy In Trump Era Negative and 'Depressing'

NewsBusters | 1/13/2018 | Staff
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Don’t ask Jay Leno if he misses his gig as the former late-night host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, he’s quite content playing with his cars on his CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage, as he told The Hollywood Reporter. He praised all the current hosts, but finds the tone under Trump depressing.

When asked about the treatment President Trump has been getting, Leno observed that late-night has “always been pretty topical…The only trouble is now everyone has the same topic.” Leno compared the ribbing he would give presidents who served during his time at the Tonight Show – saying, “When I did the show, Bush was dumb and Clinton was horny and it was human problems. Now it's all anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, anti-Salvadoran; it's such a negative thing."

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He added "God bless all the late-night hosts, they make it funny, but ultimately, it's depressing.You don't really watch late-night TV to get away from reality anymore; now it's more in your face. You laugh but then you go to bed going, 'Oh man, the world is really pretty rough.' And it's not, it's one man that causes all these problems!”

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