Jimmy Kimmel is proving he is definitely not a Jay Leno fan. The late-night host couldn’t stop talking about the fellow funnyman during a recent interview with Playboy, on newsstands Friday.
“I have a filter mechanism in my head every night when I put together the monologue for our show: If I can imagine Jay Leno telling a joke, then I won’t do it, even if it’s a good joke,” he told the magazine. He added that he doesn’t want his jokes to be taken the wrong way. “I always feel bad if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn’t seem to be that worried about other people’s feelings,” Kimmel said.
This isn’t exactly the first time that Kimmel has bashed Leno. This is the same guy who said Leno has “totally sold out” so it’s not a big surprise here. I’m curious to see if Leno has any jokes about Kimmel lined up, assuming he even reads the Playboy article.
Something tells me he won’t. He’ll just continue driving one of his gazillion cars to work and tell mediocre jokes. You know what would be funny? An hour long special of Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien ranting on Jay Leno. That I would certainly watch.