Jimmy Kimmel Praises Letterman & Carson; Blasts Leno

Posted on February 17th, 2013 at 9:05 am

Let the late night wars begin.

Jimmy Kimmel says no one will ever dominate that time period like Johnny Carson did in his hey day.

"There won't be another king of late night to match Carson's dominance," he says. "There will be maybe a bunch of dukes and the occasional earl."

In an interview with Playboy, the comedian praises David Letterman as "the father of comedy as we now know it." He adds, "I wonder if he knows what he means to every comedian under 50 years old. That NBC Late Night With David Letterman show was a revelation."

As for Jay Leno, Jimmy has absolutely nothing good to say.

"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."

He dislikes the NBC host so much that, "If I can imagine Jay Leno telling a joke, then I won't do it, even if it's a good joke."

Playboy's March issue is on newsstands now.


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