As Conan O'Brien supporters gathered for rallies in New York and Los Angeles yesterday, Jay Leno took to the air to finally tell his side of the late-night controversy at NBC.
Based on everything Leno said, two things are clear:
- Everyone that runs the network should be fired immediately.
- Leno isn't remotely funny or creative.
In the clip below, he simply lays out everything that's happened over the last few years between he and O'Brien. It's simple, it's professional (he refers to Conan as a "gentlemen" and "good guy") and it's nowhere near as witty as the statement released by Conan last week.
Leno also claims the situation might be resolved today. We'll keep readers apprised if it is.
** UPDATE: Source confirm that O'Brien is to officially lose The Tonight Show. In exchange, he'll receive $32.5 million from NBC, and his staff will also receive severance.
In exchange for this deal, Conan may not host another show until September.