Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno dropped into his old workplace Tuesday to give his replacement Jimmy Fallon a helping hand – and to plug his new CNBC show, of course.
He tells unsuspecting passengers his name is Rocco and he asks whether they would prefer to be driven by Jay Leno or David Letterman.
Jay Leno says it’s been easy to lure Francis Ford Coppola, Laurence Fishburne and other famous folks to his new car-centric TV show. He’s earned a trip on his own terms.
In an interview with AdWeek, the legendary “Tonight Show” host explained why he declined to appear on Letterman’s final episode of “The Late Show“. “But it’s all white guys, and a lot of them are named Jimmy”.
In July, Letterman made a surprise appearance during a Steve Martin-Martin Short event in San Antonio and delivered a Top 10 list of “Interesting Facts About Donald Trump” (No. 10: “That thing on his head was the gopher in “Caddyshack”). And the publicist pitched it, all right, second guest.
During the show, Fallon opens per usual, and then Leno crashes the monologue, surprising the audience and telling a few jokes.
“Maybe Jay Leno“, the passenger responded, adding that he’d be “more interesting”. He is also the author of “Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family”.