Chris Elliottt Does Jay Leno On David Letterman

The post before this one has a Bob Elliott appearance on David Letterman. Bob Elliott occasionally did a pretty passable Peter Lorre impression – so here’s a great clip of Bob’s son Chris attempting to imitate another famous horror icon: Jay Leno.

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Tom Snyder interviews Jay Leno – 1990

According to Wikipedia, Tom Snyder now lives up in northern California, retired from show business. Justly famous for his television work, he was equally great fun on radio. I saved some of his radio shows on cassette, and I’m working my way through “TS and the comedians.”

The hour with Jay Leno (33m) is especially entertaining – mostly stories from Jay’s youth and his days as a struggling comedian. This show was recorded at the time when Jay was “permanent guest host” for The Tonight Show on Monday nights. I remember at the time – and this is sacrilege, I know – avidly looking forward to the Monday night shows, because Carson had been coasting and Jay Leno was actually funny.

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