The Tonight Show, back with writers

Jay Leno is back, with a monologue written by Writers Guild members, still a wreck. He flubs an early joke saying Osama instead of Obama. Just great, Jay. Just great. So he blames it on the writers. Where is the improvement? "Are you sure the writers came back?" he cracks. Remind me, please…who exactly thought this guy was a fan of the WGA? After the first break, a segment asking kids for romance advice. No writing necessary. Hmmm. Is there something deeper at work here, or is this just another typical Tonight Show with Jay Leno in a lame-duck year before the Conan transition?

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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