Jay Leno: Anti-Trump Obsession Has Made Late-Night TV Sh*t
Jay Leno has slammed Hollywood over its anti-Trump coverage, claiming late-night chat shows have become “utterly sh*t.”
In an interview released Wednesday, Leno told The Hollywood Reporter that late-night hosts are making audiences depressed, instead of making them laugh.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
THR: What do you think of how late-night has evolved to cover the Trump administration?
Late-night has always been pretty topical. The only trouble is now everyone has the same topic. (Laughs.) It’s all depressing Trump stuff. And they all do a great job. Seth Meyers is a great writer; Jimmy Kimmel does a good job; Jimmy Fallon does a great job. I like Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah [on Comedy
Central] and Samantha Bee [on TBS]. The trouble is that there’s such negativity now. When I did the show, Bush was dumb and Clinton was horny and it was human problems. Now it’s all anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, anti-Salvadoran; it’s such a negative thing. God bless all the late-night hosts, they make it funny, but ultimately, it’s depressing. You don’t really watch late-night TV to get away from reality anymore; now it’s more in your face. You laugh but then you go to bed going, “Oh man, the world is really pretty rough.”And it’s not, it’s one man that causes all these problems!