Fellow talk show hosts from rival networks have been out to make fun of David Letterman's infamous confession of extortion plot set to him. During his Friday, October 2 monologue, Jay Leno kicked it off with "If you came here tonight for sex with a talk show host, you've got the wrong studio."
Letterman recently made a public announcement to the audience of his show that he had a sexual relationship with a female staff, identified as Stephanie Birkitt. He also revealed that somebody has threatened to leak out the information. Allegedly, "48 Hours Mystery" producer Robert J. "Joe" Halderman is the blackmailer.
"What is going on? First Conan hit his head, and then somebody tries to extort money from Letterman. I'm so glad I'm out of late night," Leno continued in reference to Conan O'Brien who suffered a mild concussion during a skit on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Commenting on Joe's participation, Leno said, "It could have been worse - at least it wasn't a producer from 'To Catch a Predator'. That would have been bad."
The biggest laugh from Leno's audience came when he made a statement that he has never had any sexual relationship with one of show's staff and then the drummer of the house band, Marvin Smith, pretentiously threw a fit and left the stage upon hearing it.
Jimmy Fallon from NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" also made a joke out of the situation, saying "There's a new book out called 'Why Women Have Sex' that says there are 237 reasons why women have sex. And folks, Letterman knows the top 10."