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Exclusive – ‘Tonight Show’ Writer Remembers ‘Mr. Warmth’

One night, Bob Newhart was guest-hosting for Carson. During his segment, Don, his guest and best friend, accidentally broke Carson’s wooden cigarette box. It had been a staple on the desk from the 30 Rock days in New York. When Johnny returned from vacation the next day, he was told Don had broken it. Johnny decided to capitalize on this.

Jay Leno: Trump Needs To Have The Crap Beaten Out Of Him

The 66-year-old former Tonight Show host told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview that the problem with the Republican presidential nominee is he doesn’t know how to treat people with kindness, which wouldn’t be the case if he had ever experienced getting beaten up.

Obama: ‘I Am Worried About the Republican Party’

In an interview set to air on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on Thursday, Presidetnt Barack Obama discussed the current state of the Republican Party and said he wasn’t “enjoying” what was going on in the GOP. “The truth is I

Jeb Bush ‘Slow Jams’ the News with Jimmy Fallon

Bush is being featured Tuesday on the “Tonight” show’s recurring “slow jam the news” skit with host Jimmy Fallon. The job requires the former Florida governor to recite lines while Fallon, stylized as a 1970s soul man, offers a double entendre.

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Johnny Carson Worried David Letterman Would ‘Self Destruct’

On Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, talent coordinator Jim McCawley’s job was to root through comedy clubs for fresh standup meat. On a November in ‘78, he suggested I stick around to catch the intense young man awaiting the cue to uncork his initial six-minute chunk before his idol.