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28 out of 42 people found the following review useful:
He's back but doesn't deserve it, 4 March 2010
Author: djroomba from Australia
Jay Leno does not deserve to come back to the coveted Tonight Show
spot. Conan is the guy who earned the spot that he truly wanted ever
since he saw Johnny's show as a kid by doing 16 years of truly
influential, groundbreaking and critically applauded comedy. The level
of quality and quantity of material that Conan turned out every night
on Late Night was truly outstanding and in the opinion of this reviewer
has not been matched by many other comedy shows and certainly not any
other talk show host in history. Conan's gratitude and adulation when
he finally received his dream job did not go unheard and he
specifically thanked Jay Leno on no more than three significant
situations: On his Late Night farewell, as a guest on Jay Leno's last
show and on his first Tonight Show.
In extreme contrast, when Jay Leno unashamedly began his return to the 11.30 slot, just like in 1992, Leno had absolutely no words, positive or otherwise, to say about the person who had just left the chair. Instead Jay Leno continued doing the very same easily digestible, hardly strenuous material he had been doing for 18 years. Anyone who had any hope that Leno might evolve to somehow warrant his un-relinquishing need to hang on to the show has been proved wrong by his March 1st premiere.
After a typical monologue(making almost no mention of Jay's premiere) spliced randomly with unfunny new sight-gag 'segments' like "The World's Tightest Pants" Jay did a taped piece involving him looking for a new desk. This was the cue for another unfunny segment where C list celebrities like Randy Jackson and Adam Corolla invaded people's homes while Jay sat at their various desks. That was the limit of the punchline. Jay then revealed his desk as if it was some momentous occasion and interviewed a hyper Jamie Foxx whose attempts to get the crowd to cheer along Leno were humorously futile. Same unfunny business as usual for Jay Leno...
26 out of 40 people found the following review useful:
Leno is cornball, 21 January 2010
Author: rileyentertainment from Toronto
Jay Leno and his version of THE TONIGHT SHOW are simply not funny. His style of humour is cornball. His lame jokes do not elicit laughs from the audience but groans. His voice is irritating. His regular features like JAYWALKING are stupid and not original. Wearing a denim shirt with jeans looks ridiculous. What he has just done to Conan O'Brien is unforgivable. My bet is that many people in Leno's committed audience (retirement home patrons) have either forgotten him or died and won't be back. I say his ratings will be flat and within one year he will be yanked from NBC for good. Bets?? Many people in the entertainment business will boycott his show. He will never woo the younger audience NBC very much needs. Hot bands will refuse come in his show. Jay, please go away.
13 out of 21 people found the following review useful:
STILL UNBELIEVABLY BAD, 18 March 2004
Author: LILES22 from CHICAGO
This show is still horrible. Easily is the lamest and unfunny talk show ever to be on the air. Jay Leno is one of the worst stand up comedians I've ever seen. He has no comic timing, he is not well spoken, he doesn't write good material and he repeats punchlines. The one liners that he makes during interviews with guests never make any sense whatsoever and are never funny. Kevin Eubanks is completely annoying and lame and him and Jay have ZERO chemistry. They are both total idiots. The bits they do on the show are also completely idiotic and never funny. I've never laughed at Leno's monologue. Its like watching someone drown every night. Dude, if you can't come up with even 30 seconds of good material, why are you trying to do 10-15 minutes every night?? TIP: Quality, NOT quantity!!! It's an absolute crime that Jay is getting paid millions of dollars, meanwhile there are so many struggling comics that are a hundred times better than Jay could ever hope to be. He's unfunny, he's boring and he's a corporate bend-over. He's a disgrace to comics everywhere. The only reason NBC didn't hire Letterman (not that I'm a huge Letterman fan) is because they knew Dave wouldn't be a puppet and let himself be ruled by a bunch of corporate suits. I predict that the Jimmy Kimmel show will kick Jay's but in the ratings and he'll be off the air soon.
7 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Definitely not my favorite..., 28 June 2003
Author: maXSepult from Quebec, Canada
I must say out of all late night shows, he's my least favorite. I guess what I hate the most, and I know many will agree, is when he tells a joke in the monologue and goes on for about 5 minutes about the same damn subject. Also I find his humour to sometimes be too patriotic. Although he does often have excellent guests, it doesn't make it a much better show...
34 out of 65 people found the following review useful:
Above all He's ANIMATED!, 17 November 2002
Author: BatStarIndyFreak from UT, USA
For all who say that Dave is better, I have to say he's a STIFF! Every time I've looked at Dave while Jay has been doing reruns all I see is that he stands there like his feet are glued to the stage, and gives a monologue that doesn't even last as long as Jay's do. I find Jay to be much more animated, using spunk to give us some added flavor to the jokes. Dave smiles, Jay smirks. Dave's BORING! I think I've seen 3 top ten's I've enjoyed out of about fifteen total I've seen. I find Jay to be a very professional interviewer, having a blast with each guest. Headlines rock! Jaywalking rocks! Sidewalking rocks! I find GREAT chemistry between Jay and Kev. It will ALWAYS be Jay, NOT Dave.
21 out of 40 people found the following review useful:
Best of late night, 5 May 2003
Author: bigben5 from Calgary, Canada
If it's one thing Jay Leno does better than any of the late night comics I've seen it's that he is the best at recovering from a bad joke. His everyman's style is very appealing, relatable and funny. I also love the shows variety, its not uncommon for him to pull the rug out from under feet and make things funny out of weird and unusual situations. I love Jay's correspondence and both Jay and Kevin are good for bouncing off each other. Oh yes, and I also love the Headlines.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
good natured, 20 June 1999
Author: Freylekh from Rochester, NY
Unlike Letterman, Jay's show is good natured. He doesn't insult the guests or become fascinated with his own eccentric performance. Letterman's show is all about him, and it's not very funny. Neither show is really very original. Conan O'Brien is much more irreverent than either of these guys. I know! They should resurrect Ernie Kovacs and have him do a walk on every on every now and then. You could just look at him and laugh. He didn't even have to do anything.
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Normally well worth a watch..., 18 January 2004
Author: Stu (lespike) from Bournemouth, England
Obviously being in the UK I might not see this show in the same light as
it's seen in the US, but I discovered the show in April-ish 2003 when it
started broadcasting on the little known UK channel Ftn (also broadcasts on
CNBC Europe, although only a couple of episodes a week)...
Soon grew to love the show's topical humour (we've normally heard of the particular subject in the UK) as we don't really have a show that broadcasts on the same level for the whole year. The guests are also obviously well known to us, so pretty much the whole programme makes sense and is always worth a watch!
Only when it comes to the musical performances do I get a little stuck as not all the bands have much (or if any) UK exposure.
8 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
Jay Leno makes this show what it is, 3 October 2007
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is a great television program/show
(whatever you wanna call it). It is one of those American shows good to
watch especially at night.
This is a type of program which isn't intended to be a great production, ambitious, brilliant or artistic. It is made for pure fun and entertainment, ingredients which are very well combined. And all of this with Jay Leno's humor, which is funny and not dirty. Jay Leno is such a talented, cool and funny guy. He's perfect for this night show and he makes it a pleasant television experience. In fact, I think that this wouldn't be the same without him.
I wonder if there's any celebrity that hasn't gone to Jay Leno's show yet. It is above all things a program where famous people go and talk to Jay Leno, with full audiences watching the show. In fact, the number of celebrities that already went to this show is countless.
Conan O'Brien's show is an alternative to this one. Basically it is exactly the same thing (sceneries are equal and everything else). However, I personally prefer Jay Leno, so I recommend his show more than the show of Conan O'Brien.
8 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
Keep Up The Good Work Jay Leno!, 22 December 2001
Author: famousgir1 from London, England
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno is great. I have a couple of favourite US Late Night shows and Jay Leno is definitely one of my favourites and as I watch his show more and more, I begin to like to him more. His jokes are great and he's just one funny talk show host. I don't like that Kevin Eubanks though.
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