NBC announced Wednesday that unfunniest man in Hollywood Jay Leno will be retiring from The Tonight Show in Spring of 2014, giving him more time to penetrate exhaust pipes.
“This time around there really aren’t any complications like there were the last time,” said Leno, on that time he stole Conan’s job. “This time it feels right.”
Jimmy Fallon will step into Jay’s shoes for a reported pay increase of $12 million (from $5M), but there’s still no news of who will take over Late Night. Fellow SNL alum Seth Myers’ name is in the hat, but I’d rather see Aisha Tyler, or Jay Mohr. (Listen to their podcasts, Girl on Guy and Mohr Stories immediately.)
Tyler has television experience up the wazoo, unlike Seth, whose brother, Josh Meyers, might be better suited. Attack of the Show host Kevin Pereira or Howard Stern would also be amazing.