Jimmy Kimmel has just served up more evidence that he’s not exactly a fan of fellow late-night host Jay Leno. Kimmel “couldn’t stop talking about the fellow funnyman during a recent interview with Playboy, on newsstands Friday,” Fox News reports.
Kimmel says in the interview: “I have a filter mechanism in my head every night when I put together the monologue for our show: If I can imagine Jay Leno telling a joke, then I won’t do it, even if it’s a good joke.”
Kimmel adds: “I always feel bad if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn’t seem to be that worried about other people’s feelings. Strangely I don’t even like talking about him anymore. The only time I think about him is when I’m asked.”
The piece notes that Kimmel has a history of bashing Leno. “Earlier this year, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Kimmel said it was hard not to hate on Leno,” the story reports.
In that earlier interview, Kimmel reportedly said of Leno: "As a comedian, you can’t NOT have disdain for what he’s done. He totally sold out. He was a master chef who opened a Burger King."