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LAT In 90 Seconds

leno_lagasse.jpgLeno = Corny: Audience members at The Tonight Show described Jay Leno — the former stand-up comic who is currently back on air without his writers — as “90% as funny.”

34534154-02182614.jpgBand Camp: Reporter Liam Gowing writes the final (we think) chapter about his experiences at rock’n'roll fantasy camp. Unsurprisingly for an expensive enterprise dreamed up for men in mid-life crisis, the story ends with a mention of someone dying from liver cancer.

letterman1_2.jpgDaily Show And Colbert Report Writers Lend Some Funny: David Letterman culled together a Top 10 list with funny material from striking writers, some of our favorites among them. To wit: No. 5 From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Steve Bodow: “I’d like a date with a woman.”

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