I wasn’t sure if this was funny — or offensive. Last night, Jay Leno on The Tonight Show noted that “this is a kosher monologue in honor of Yom Kippur. No Jewish writers were used in the making of this monologue — which is why a couple of the jokes bombed.” When he still kept dying, Leno yelled to his exec producer off stage, while looking at his watch, “Can we get the Jewish writers in early, please?” Then, in desperation, Leno, whose own heritage is Italian and Scottish, implored, “WHERE ARE THE JEWS?”? After one of his jokes finally got a big laugh, Leno said, “Cancel the Jews. We’re OK.” Gee, Jay, nothing like reinforcing that stereotype that “The Jews” run Hollywood. Or maybe they just make it funnier.
Read my interview with Leno, Does Mr. Middle-of-the-Road Lean Left?