Remember when Jay Leno had that ludicrous idea to move his late night show to an earlier spot for family viewing? Either this guy was way ahead of his time or he thinks we live in an era where Ovaltine is the number one drink of choice for moms and teens alike.
During that period, Leno encountered a lot of criticism about the terrible idea and his alleged move to kick Conan O’Brien out of his old slot so that Leno could continue to host The Tonight Show. Many comedians, including Jimmy Kimmel, voiced their support for Conan, the underdog.
On Sunday, Kimmel sat down with Deadline to promote his next hosting gig with the Emmy Awards. In the interview, Kimmel reveals that he has always idolized David Letterman, stating, “I know it’s probably disturbing to say you idolize somebody, but if I had to pick somebody to say that about, it would probably be him.”
Kimmel continued by calling both Craig Ferguson and Jay Leno “nice guys.” However, when pressed for a stance on Leno, Kimmel admitted, “I mean, Jay’s a very polite guy. He’s a very, well, he’s polite. But it’s funny, people ask me about him a lot, so he must be important in some way. I’m just not a big fan.”
During the 2011 Tonight Show debacle with NBC and Conan O’Brien, Leno earned his role as the Late Night bully. Kimmel is the brave, yet respectful, kid on the playground who isn’t afraid to speak up.
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