Leno Website Previews 'Terrible Jokes'

Staffers are dour, jokes are just plain bad
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 12:18 PM CDT
Leno Website Previews 'Terrible Jokes'
Jay Leno performs at the ShakesBEER Kegger fundraiser event in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, May 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

The days of thejaylenoshow.com being a funny site—back when it was owned by a stubborn realtor refusing “to budge in the face of increasingly desperate corporate pressure” from NBC—are over. Sadly, the URL now belongs to The Jay Leno Show, writes Seth Abramovitch for Movieline. Though ostensibly a comedic destination, it boasts content "reminiscent of a health insurance website.”

Some options for visitors wanting to learn more about NBC’s “hacky-comedy cavalcade”? You can “‘Meet Bryan’—a ‘backstage correspondent’ who looks like he’s just been informed of an illness not covered by his HMO”—or be introduced to band member Vicki, “looking even more morose than Bryan,” Abramovitch writes. Or you can get a preview of Leno’s jokes, which explains the staffers’ apparent dismay: “Be strong Bryan, Vicki, and the rest.” (More Jay Leno stories.)

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