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Jimmy Kimmel Says Jay Leno Hasn't Been a Good Stand-Up in 20 Years


Beginning tomorrow night, JIMMY KIMMEL'S show will move up to 11:35 P.M., in direct competition with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late Show with David Letterman".  Jimmy considers Letterman one of his idols, but he has little respect for Leno.  He recently said that his "proudest moment" came when he humiliated Leno by ambushing him on his own show.

Jimmy also tears into Leno in a new interview with "Rolling Stone".  (The issue comes out later this week.)  He says, "Leno hasn't been a good stand-up in 20 years . . . as a comedian, you can't not have disdain for what he's done:  He totally sold out.  He was a master chef who opened a Burger King."

Clearly, Jimmy thinks he's better than Leno, but regarding Letterman, he said, "If I beat David Letterman in the ratings, does that mean I'm better than [him]?  No [effing] way."

And here are his thoughts on JIMMY FALLON:  "People are going to compare me and him for years to come, we're being positioned as the Leno and Letterman of the next round.  I like it because he's a very worthy competitor."

(The cover of the issue features Jimmy bent over, revealing some SLIGHT "plumber's crack."  Here's a picture.)  (Photo Source)