Jay Leno Says Late-Night Is No Longer Entertaining As Became A ‘Depressing’ Anti-Trump Bashfest

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The good ol’ days of late-night hosts like Johnny Carson who always managed to put laughs above politics have long spiraling our culture into oblivion, leaving us with a array of partisan hacks who confuse progressive talking points for a witty joke.
The last of these former late-night hosts, Jay Leno, senses an imbalance in the comedy Force. When being interviewed with The Hollywood Reporter, Leno announced that late-night comedy has turned into a “depressing” anti-Trump bashfest that suppress the intellect and leaves our escapist passions wanting.


“Late-night has always been pretty topical,” Leno said. “The only trouble is now everyone has the same topic. It’s all depressing Trump stuff.”
Leno just considers the topics have become too ideologically centered, which conveys negativity. While Leno certainly never avoided discussing political topics, he always managed to bring a level of humanity to it that raised people above the grime.
“The trouble is that there’s such negativity now,” says Leno. “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.”


“Ultimately, it’s depressing,” he continued. “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!”
However, this doesn’t mean that Leno is a Trump supporter. In the same interview, he confirmed his support for the anti-Trump women’s march and believes that his presence has encouraged women to become feminists; all leftist talking points. It is true that Leno has always had his own political opinions, but he also had enough professionalism and appreciation for average Americans to set apart his politics to just tell jokes. The same applies to Jerry Seinfeld. Both were comedians first and activists second.
When being asked whether he still wants to had a platform to take his own shots at President Trump, Leno again proved that comedy, professionalism and gratitude are more important than political activism.


“I had my platform and I enjoyed it for 22 years,” he said. “But at some point, it turned into a young person’s game. At some point, you need to step back and say, ‘I did it.’ I was lucky enough to live in a time when we did very well and the show was No. 1 and then say thank you and step back.”
Leno now hosts the CNBC docuseries “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which explores his avid passion for cars.
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