Jay Leno Will Not Be On David Letterman’s Last Show

David Letterman’s last show is May 20th. Jimmy Kimmel will air a rerun that day in honor of Dave.

“I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show,” Kimmel said.

On Monday night’s show it was confirmed by the producers that Jay Leno will not make an appearance on the final show.

For those of you that were not alive in the early 90s, Jay Leno and David Letterman had an ugly feud over who would take over the Tonight Show when Johnny Carson stepped down. In 1996, HBO even made a bad movie about it.

Howard Stern asked Dave if Jay was going to stop by for the last show. Stern in his annoying way pushed the issue, but Letterman handled himself well.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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