Jay Leno Says Goodbye (Again)

Gabrielle Bluestone · 02/07/14 01:23AM

A teary Jay Leno signed off from the Tonight Show for a second time tonight with guests Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks.

A Brief History of Jay Leno's Joke-Stealing

Rich Juzwiak · 02/06/14 02:25PM

Tonight marks Jay Leno's final episode as host of The Tonight Show, after occupying that position for some 21 non-consecutive years. Many would argue that he stole that job from David Letterman, whom Leno's predecessor, Johnny Carson, had picked for the spot. Many would argue that he then stole it again from Conan O'Brien, who briefly occupied the spot from 2009-2010 when Leno failed to transition his act to prime time.

Troll Dad Louis C.K. Wanted to Give His Daughters Nothing for Christmas

Neetzan Zimmerman · 01/07/14 09:29AM

Louis C.K. made his last appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, and gave Jay a proper send-off with some Grade A observations about love, happiness, and his long lost directorial debut that's about to see the light of day for the very first time.

George W. Bush Unveils New Painting, Discusses Putin Dog Diss on Leno

Taylor Berman · 11/20/13 11:16AM

Everyone's favorite retiree George W. Bush appeared on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, ostensibly to promote his new library but also to show off one of his new paintings, which he gave to host Jay Leno. The painting, a portrait of Leno, marks something of an artistic shift for Bush, who has spent the past several months seemingly painting only animals—specifically, cats and dogs.

Shia LaBeouf Tried to Warn Us About Government Spying in 2008

Neetzan Zimmerman · 06/10/13 09:01AM

All this "breaking news" about a covert government surveillance program being used to monitor the live conversations of civilians would have been several years old if we had just listened to Shia LaBeouf when he tried to warn us about it during a Tonight Show appearance back in September 2008.

Caity Weaver · 04/03/13 12:03PM

Later today, NBC will confirm that Jimmy Fallon is taking over the Tonight Show. As predicted, he'll start in February.

Bill O'Reilly Insists We Need to Cut Santorum and Gingrich Some Slack

Matt Toder · 02/22/12 12:55AM

Bill O'Reilly appeared on the Tonight Show tonight and, no surprise here, defended Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Santorum, in O'Reilly's view, is so inexperienced that we shouldn't hold what he says against him and apparently Gingrich has had some sort of spiritual awakening which renders of all his past hypocrisies moot. The appearance was basically O'Reilly insisting that Santorum and Gingrich are viable candidates, especially as alternatives to Mitt Romney, whose name only came up once when it was uttered by Jay Leno.

Bill Maher on Santorum's Politics: 'He Believes Life Begins at Erection'

Matt Toder · 02/16/12 01:01AM

Bill Maher stopped by the Tonight Show and bantered about with Jay Leno tonight. Among the topics covered was Maher's take on Rick Santorum and his outdated politics regarding birth control, gay marriage and life in general which included the nugget that "he believes life begins at erection."