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Layoffs at Tonight Show, Leno takes pay cut

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Rumor is 24 laid off. Leno takes a pay cut of between $5-$10 million to prevent more cuts.

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    More on the Comcast-caused cuts.

  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

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  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Conan - whom I like as a comedian and a person - can love this all he wants. He simply wasn't an "11:30 performer". Leno is a comedian about 25 years past his prime but he is Subway. Conan makes a far better sandwich but the great unwashed like Subway.

    Never confuse the box office with the reviews.
  5. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't get his show. Why does he do a monologue? Why? He's not any good at it. He's good at some things, but not that. He's not much of an interviewer, either. I'll try his show for a couple nights, and it just doesn't do much for me. The show's too conventional, and he isn't.

    About the only thing I consistently watch is Leno's Headlines segment, for obvious journo reasons. I'm not sure I've ever watched a full night of Leno.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Conan's monologue has always been unwatchable.
    Of course, Leno's entire show is unwatchable.
  7. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    According to Leno himself, he lives entirely off of his standup income. Tonight Show money goes into a bank account he never uses or even looks at.
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    He just needs to do commercials for the Garden-Weasel.
  9. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    On a related note, Barrett-Jackson just took caviar off the spread at the company Christmas party.
  10. crimsonace

    crimsonace Well-Known Member

    "Headlines" is must-see TV in our house, but my wife & I are both either current or former journos. Jaywalking is a tired bit, but it provides me some good fodder for my history classes.

    Leno's monologue is OK, but he's a horrendous interviewer.

    Conan's monologue, I've never found funny, but his bits are tremendous.

    Count me in the "I never really got Conan" camp, but to each his own.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So you wonder how many jobs a $5 million salary haircut would save on Leno.
    They cut about 10 percent of the 200 person staff.
    Leaving 190. Figure 50 at $100k per?
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The best interviewer these days is Craig Ferguson. Conan O'Brien remains the funniest host. Jimmy Kimmel is affable and right behind Ferguson as an interviewer. And Jimmy Fallon has The Roots.

    David Letterman and Jay Leno can't match any of those guys for quality of programming.
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