Calamity Jane was pals with Jay Leno back in the day….. We hung out at a few comedy clubs and actually we went to a motorcycle race once!
Jay is an honest guy and is as friendly of a guy as you’d ever want to meet. With Jay, what you see is what you get. Leno appeared on the Today show on Tuesday and shared some thoughts.
“I’d just like to see a bit of civility come back to it, you know?”
“I kind of used Johnny [Carson]’s model [on Tonight]. People couldn’t figure out—‘Well, you and your Republican friends’; ‘Well, Mr. Leno, you and your Democratic buddies.’ And I would get hate mail from both sides equally, and I went, ‘Oh that’s fabulous. That’s exactly what I want.”
“Jay Leno points out that comedy (on the very boring late night shows) is totally one-sided. It’s tough when there’s only one topic.”