Jay Leno signed off as host last night of the Tonight Show after 22 years.
But, not before blasting Obama one last time:
“22 years, that’s a long time. When I started marijuana was illegal and you could smoke cigarettes anywhere you wanted to… 22 years ago guys actually had to go to a newsstand for porn. Could you imagine?… And the worst thing about losing this job, I’m no longer covered by NBC. I’m going to have to sign up for Obamacare.”
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And with last night’s farewell NBC lost the highest-rated late-night host on television.
For 22 years – with one small break — he’s hosted the highest-rated late-night show on television. Even as profits have sagged in recent years, the Tonight Show franchise pulls in $125 million in revenue, according to Kantar Media (that figure, however, is down from $255-million in 2007).
Good-bye, Jay Leno. You were one of the greats.
Thanks for the laughs.