It’s been 17 years since Jay Leno took over Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. In all those 17 years Leno has personally groomed/mentored/launched exactly zero other comedians. But maybe now that he has an earlier show that will change, right?
Anyway, we like Andrew Wallenstein from The Hollywood Reporter’s commentary on All Things Considered about the move by NBC to have Leno at ten every night:
To understand what NBC is up to in late night, consider the comb-over. Some men paste the remaining hair on their heads over their bald spots. And NBC takes the few big hits it has and just stretches it over fallow sections of its schedule. Hey, it’s easier than what most networks do, which is try to launch brand new hit shows.
Wallenstein notes that with this add – there will be four funny white guys with talk shows every weeknight on NBC.
Hm. There’s an overdone premise.