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Late-Night Host Fires Back at Jay Leno

Mar 18, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Nothing like a little uncivility between a current late-night host and a late-night legend. After Jay Leno sounded off on NBC’s “Today” show about the current state of late-night television — you can see Leno’s comments by clicking here — one of the current crop of late-night hosts, HBO’s John Oliver, fired back.

Oliver noted on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” that Leno’s call for civility in late-night appears to overlook his own track record — including his material on Monica Lewinsky. As part of a feature on public shaming, Oliver played a few old Leno clips to remind viewers that Leno’s treatment of the Lewinsky scandal on Leno’s “Tonight Show” was less than civil.

Below is Oliver’s material on Lewinsky, including his comments on Leno, from Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” posted by HBO. The Lewinsky material starts at 10:14 — and the clip carries a warning about language and crude content …

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  1. This might be the best thing John Oliver has done. …. And, indeed, as for Jay Leno, effffff you Jay Leno. Rot in hell.

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