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LENO RESPONDS TO BUDGET CUTS — IN HIS MONOLOGUE

August 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jay Leno responded Tuesday to reports that NBC has steeply cut the budget of the Tonight show and that Leno himself had offered to take a cut in pay of as much as 25 percent to prevent further cuts. Nevertheless, some 25 staff members of the show are expected to be pink-slipped. Leno tackled the […]

GERVAIS BITES HAND THAT PAYS HIM

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a monologue that would have made veteran comic Don Rickles’s onstage insults appear like friendly pokes by comparison, Ricky Gervais opened Sunday night’s Golden Globes presentations with remarks that left as many celebrities in his audience wincing as laughing. Unlike Rickles’s targets, who often laughed at the insults he fired in their direction, some […]