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He's Back! Jay Leno Takes On the Presidential Election in Epic Tonight Show Monologue

Originally posted 06/16/2016 11:05AM

Jay Leno has once again proved no politician is safe when it comes to his honorary Tonight Show monologues.

The former host appeared as a guest on the talk show Wednesday evening – but of course Jimmy Fallon let his predecessor tag in for a few monologue jokes, giving Leno the opportunity to zero right in on the presidential election.

"Now, Hillary Clinton says she is the most transparent candidate in modern history," said Leno, 66. "How many can see right through her?"

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Jay Leno Goes Racing with Joe Biden and Kendall Jenner Drives a '56 Corvette in the Second Season of Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno Goes Racing with Joe Biden and Kendall Jenner Drives a '56 Corvette in the Second Season of Jay Leno's Garage

Originally posted 06/15/2016 06:15PM

Jay Leno has shifted to high gear for the second season of Jay Leno's Garage.

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Jay Leno Zings the Clintons, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump in Edgy Tonight Show Monologue

Originally posted 02/18/2016 11:40AM

Jay Leno was sharper than ever as he returned to The Tonight Show stage Wednesday night.

The former host tagged in to finish the monologue after current emcee Jimmy Fallon "pulled a muscle" delivering a punch line. For approximately three minutes, Leno, 65, lobbed semi-NSFW political jokes aimed at Bill and Hillary Clinton's marriage, the state of the Republican party and the recent Ted Cruz campaign ad that was pulled because it featured a porn star.

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Jay Leno Has Plenty to Say About Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and 'Odd Duck' David Letterman

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Jay Leno Has Plenty to Say About Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and 'Odd Duck' David Letterman

Originally posted 08/13/2015 06:40PM

Jay Leno served as the host of The Tonight Show for 22 years before stepping down in 2014, but the 65-year-old isn't wallowing in nostalgia. In fact, he's pretty certain he does not miss the late-night life.

"It's different," Leno told PEOPLE of today's landscape. "You live in the time you live in and for my time, it was great."

Though the faces have changed, Leno said at NBC/Universal's TCA Party in Beverly Hills on Wednesday that the good will is the same. Contrary to popular belief, Leno said the comedy scene isn't "some horrible, cutthroat business," he said. "The idea that there's all this stabbing in the back, I mean, it's really not."

In that spirit, Leno shared his candid – and generally affectionate – opinions on some of his most direct peers, including his Tonight Show successor, Jimmy Fallon, his former time slot competitor David Letterman and the ascendant Stephen Colbert.

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Taraji P. Henson, Jay Leno Among Stars Who Show Us How to Trash Our Desks (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:05PM

We've all had bad days at work, but Late Night with Seth Meyers took it one step further.

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Saying Goodbye to David Letterman: A Look Back at His 33-Year Legacy

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Saying Goodbye to David Letterman: A Look Back at His 33-Year Legacy

Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:00PM

When NBC handed David Letterman Late Night in 1982, his offbeat humor ushered in a new era of late night.

Thirty-three years later, he's stepping down from a late-night landscape that changed around him, having stayed true to himself as the medium changed from appointment viewing to something to be easily digested the next morning in three- to four-minute clips.

"I recognized the value of it," Letterman told The New York Times back in April of his competitors' tendency to gear their shows toward digital audiences. "It's just, I didn't know what to say. You go back to your parents' house, and they still have the rotary phone. It's a little like that."

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Renée Zellweger Steps Out at Charity Gala Honoring Paul Newman: See Her Star-Studded Night Out!

Renée Zellweger, Annette Bening, More Celeb Supporters Step Out at Charity Gala Honoring Paul Newman

Originally posted 05/15/2015 12:20PM

Renée Zellweger looked radiant Thursday as she joined other stars in honoring the legacy of Paul Newman at a Los Angeles gala for the late actor's SeriousFun Children's Network charity.

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David Letterman: Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Didn't 'Push Me Out' of a Job

David Letterman: Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Didn't 'Push Me Out' of a Job

Originally posted 04/29/2015 10:40AM

The landscape of late night has inarguably changed since David Letterman began hosting Late Night in 1982 and then Late Show in 1993, but he's not ending his 33-year run on a bitter note.

In an interview with The New York Times, Letterman, 68, is not upset about how the format he helped create has changed so drastically with the entry of energetic, Internet-savvy hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.

"They didn't push me out," he said. "I'm 68. If I was 38, I'd probably still be wanting to do the show," Letterman added, going on to say that the format – "an older guy in a suit" – certainly still seemed "viable" when Jay Leno was still on late night. However, after Leno left The Tonight Show last year, Letterman was suddenly "surrounded by Jimmys," he told the Times.

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Bill Cosby Announces that His Career Is 'Far From Finished'

Bill Cosby Announces that His Career Is 'Far From Finished'

Originally posted 02/26/2015 05:25PM

Bill Cosby says his career is not finished.

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