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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening humorous monologue, followed by several celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical numbers. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Barack Obama's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #17.50 (2009) marked the first TV talk show appearance by a sitting President. See more »

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[about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers]
Jay Leno: She called Bush "the most brilliant man I ever met." This is a woman we're hiring for her *judgment*?
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Final Verdict: 7 out of 10
14 June 2000 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

The most watchable, popular and plain funny talk show in the US stands and falls with the jokes of the hugely likeable, self-ironic and very funny Jay Leno, who after failed attempts to become a movie actor took over the show from talk show host legend Johnny Carson. If Jay is in good shape, and he is very often in very good shape, he delivers one knockout joke per minute in his terrific opening monologue. His guests are often great and diverse, from super model to super movie star and to exotic animals and young inventors, he has them all and they often deliver the goods. Small and bald Kevin Eubanks is a sympathetic support to Jay, laughing all the time. Not always, however, is the show on the top, but often enough.


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