The most inoffensive, milquetoast king of late night comedy has emerged as a hero willing to speak truth to power.
Jay Leno is on his way out as the host of “The Late Show” on NBC. He’s leaving with both guns blazing, and they are aimed squarely at the most powerful institutions in the United States: television executives and President Barack Obama.
Leno’s monologues, long derided by fellow comics as the “Wal-Mart” of stand-up, took a sharp turn in March when rumors began circulating that he would be replaced by Fever Pitch star Jimmy Fallon.
“It’s so bad, ‘The Biggest Loser’ isn’t just a TV show anymore … it’s our new motto,” Leno said after NBC finished last in network ratings. “It’s so bad, NBC called Manti Te’o and asked him to bring in some imaginary viewers.”
But his most biting commentary has come at the president’s expense.
“He’s such a good speaker, he almost believed it himself. And then his pants caught fire,” he said of Obamacare in November. It took PolitiFact another month to catch up.
Who do you think should be included in a Men of the Year 2013 list?
I think Ted Cruz should be in the list for sure.
Sen. Ted Cruz expresses no regret over his role in the government shutdown, placing the blame for the 16-day closure squarely on the shoulders of Democratic leaders.
Of course the number one Man of the Year is my sweet hubby. No contest!
See the top ten powerful bald Black guys of 2013 as chosen by Kevin Jackson.