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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 

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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 ... See full summary »
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Jay Leno ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,617 episodes, 1992-2014
Kevin Eubanks ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 3,220 episodes, 1992-2013
Edd Hall ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 2,692 episodes, 1992-2009
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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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USA

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English

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25 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Hugh Grant's appearance on the July 10, 1995 broadcast was his first public appearance since his arrest on lewd conduct charges. See more »

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Jay Leno: [repeatedly, his frequent signature post-punch line] Exactly!
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Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Pilot (2006) See more »

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Tonite
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Composed by Branford Marsalis
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Nowhere near as good as Letterman or O'brien
23 July 2000 | by $TEVE McDSee all my reviews

Of the 3 late night talk shows,Leno's is definitely the worst.The problem is,he rarely comes up with any jokes himself,unlike Letterman and O'brien,who have the rare gift of being able to think of things to add to their material on the spot eg-the monologues and it actually be funnier than their given lines.Leno,however simply does not have this ability,and it is the writers you admire and not the host,which shouldn't be the case,as the most important thing is to love the host.

Another thing the show suffers from is that it feels more like a comedy show than a talk show.There are far too many unfunny comedy sketches and obviously set up occurences for it to have the unpredictable feel of Letterman,which thrives on its spontinaity.It tries much too hard for laughs.A very annoying and unnecesarry part of the show is the black band member(I can't remember his name)that is really only there to let out huge and put on sounding laughs at everything Jay says and to be the butt of a lot of Jay's jokes.

I don't hate the show,I mean if there's nothing else on,I'll watch it but it comes nowhere near its two competing talk shows.


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