Jay Leno is the Richard Nixon of comedy
Jay Leno struck this pose Sunday night while accepting the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In doing so, Leno evoked the classic imagery of former President Richard M. Nixon, flashing the double V-for-Victory peace signs and declaring "I am not ... [Read More]
Jay Leno Says Joan Rivers Wasn't Invited to 'The Tonight Show' "Out of Respect for Johnny"
by Megh Wright Back in March, the late Joan Rivers returned to The Tonight Show as a guest after a nearly 30-year ban by Johnny Carson. Carson's successor (and soon-to-be CNBC car show host) Jay Leno recently sat down with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, who bluntly asked him why he chose to keep the... [Read More]
Jay Leno will host new CNBC car show “Jay Leno’s Garage”
Well we knew he wasn’t going leave for good. Former Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, has confirmed he will be hosting a new car show on CNBC. His new show (for now) will be titled Jay Leno’s Garage and will air in primetime hours sometime next year, according to Deadline. Leno has always bee... [Read More]
Jay Leno’s Garage coming to CNBC primetime in 2015
Jay Leno isn't leaving the NBC family, just late-night and the broadcast network. Jay Leno's Garage will debut as a primetime series in 2015 on CNBC. The news of Leno moving to CNBC in a permanent capacity broke last week, but only became official today. Leno's passion for cars has been well-known e... [Read More]
It’s official: Jay Leno will host CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage (Video)
Jay Leno is officially returning to television, the comedian confirmed today, a week after it was reported the former Tonight Show host was negotiating a deal to host a show for CNBC. Tentatively titled Jay Leno’s Garage, the veteran comedian’s new series would air in primetime – n... [Read More]
Hasan Minhaj, Trevor Noah are Daily Show’s newest additions
Comedians Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah have become the latest additions to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central announced today. Minhaj will begin as a Daily Show correspondent in November while Noah, selected as a Daily Show contributor, will start in December. The pair of new Daily Show... [Read More]
Jay Leno Is Close to a Deal for His Own Show on CNBC
by Megh Wright It hasn't even been a year since Jay Leno left The Tonight Show, but the comedian is already lining up his next TV hosting gig. THR reports that Leno "is close to a deal" to host a new primetime show for CNBC focused on Leno's love for cars, though it's not yet known whether it'll air... [Read More]
Jay Leno close to signing with CNBC to host primetime car show
Jay Leno left his post at The Tonight Show less than eight months ago, but the veteran comedian is already making plans to return to television. It seems Leno is about to ink a deal with CNBC to host a show about cars (his well-known passion) during primetime hours, not late night. This, according t... [Read More]
Jay Leno: Gone from NBC late-night, but not forgotten by NBCUniversal. Jay Leno’s Garage online, and soon on CNBC?
When Jay Leno signed off this spring as host of NBC's The Tonight Show for his second time, he meant it. And some speculated Leno might wind up following his former network boss Jeff Zucker over to Zucker's new network on cable and CNN. But Jay Leno's Garage has remained active as an NBC site and we... [Read More]
Joe Toplyn on writing for Leno, Letterman, Chevy and more
For millions of students and teachers, it's time to go back to school this week. For a handful of lucky comedy students, it's also the start of a very specialized schooling, as Joe Toplyn leads a new group of would-be TV writers in his Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV class at The PIT. It starts Wed... [Read More]