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And the award for Backward Compliment of the Year goes to…

With Jimmy Kimmel Live shifting to 11:35 p.m. next week, and therefore taking on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the former’s host comes down hard on the latter’s in a new interview with Rolling Stone, telling the magazine of Leno:

"As a comedian, you can’t not have disdain for what he’s done: He totally sold out. He was a master chef who opened a Burger King."

SLAM… and also props, as Kimmel is saying what many have said for years: Leno was a terrific stand-up who dumbed down his schtick for his late-night gig.

Do you agree? Sound off now: Which of these men is funnier?