Video: Jay Leno Takes a Jab at NBC Over Reduced Budget on 'Tonight Show'


Video: Jay Leno Takes a Jab at NBC Over Reduced Budget on 'Tonight Show'


'We've consistently been number one in the ratings and, if you know anything about our network, that kind of thing is frowned upon,' the 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' host says in his monologue.

Jay Leno made jokes about NBC and its parent company Comcast's decision to reduce his late-night show's budget on a Monday, August 20 episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". "Welcome to 'The Tonight Show', or as Comcast calls us 'The Expendables'," he opened his monologue.

He continued addressing the situation, "As you may have heard, our parent company has downsized 'The Tonight Show'. And we've consistently been No. 1 in the ratings. And if you know anything about our network, that kind of thing is frowned upon around here."

Joking that his program is taken over by Bain Capital, he added about the day he learned the bad news, "I knew something was going on. Friday morning I woke up and there was a peacock head in my bed."

It was reported last week that the show's budget was reduced from $2.3 million to $1.7 million weekly, affecting around ten percent of the 200 staffers. Leno agreed to take pay cut in order to save the employees' jobs.



© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Sasheer Zamata Quits 'SNL' After Four Seasons
  2. 'Titanic' Director Is Sued by the 'Real' Jack Dawson
  3. Jennifer Lawrence Flashes Nipples and Thong in Sheer Dress
  4. Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem Officially Join Tom Cruise in Universal's Monster Film 'Dark Universe'
  5. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  6. Report: Katy Perry Is Dating Takeoff of Migos
  7. Miley Cyrus and Chris Stapleton Are Among 'The Voice' Season 12 Performers
  8. Billboard Music Awards 2017: Nicki Minaj Slays Epic Medley, Camila Cabello Makes Live Solo Debut
  9. Diddy Unveils 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' Trailer at Billboard Music Awards
  10. This Waitress Found Naked in Orlando Bloom's Hotel Room After a 'Night of Incredible Sex'

CELEBS PHOTO