Two writers for Comedy.com who infiltrated a test taping of the new Jay Leno Show found it “muddled and confusing,” and they say Leno continues to “be a big ladle serving us more imitation comedy gruel.” Some insights:
- The studio: "Basically the old Tonight Show setup" but with "2 chairs and no desk, which we thought was awkward. Can Leno conduct an intimate interview with a guest?"
- The monologue: "Leno’s usual, Tonight Show-esque lengthy monologue, with a few funny tape throws peppered in. It was full of jokes that must’ve been written six months ago."
- Interview: Those chairs again. Selma Blair "sat uneasily in her chair opposite Jay. It proved that Jay still keeps a conversational distance with celebrities."
- The racetrack: Essentially a boring Ford commercial. "We’d forgive the unabashed marketing ploy if it were entertaining."
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