Making a rare return appearance, former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno delivered a guest monologue on the show he hosted for 22 years and wasted no time hitting on the 2016 presidential election.
Ever the equal opportunity offender, Leno mocked Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with an emphasis on the latter’s chilly relationship with Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Oh yeah, and he got a dig in on Bernie Sanders’s age.
The show, which returned to New York after comedian Jimmy Fallon took the reins, was shooting on the road in Los Angeles on Wednesday when Leno appeared.
The former host set up one joke about Hillary by saying he received a robo-call from former President Bill Clinton asking if Hillary can count on his support.
“Count on me?” Leno asked. “She can’t even count on Bill. Don’t drag me into your marital problems, pal.”
The comedian commented on Hillary’s email scandal, saying the candidate called it “an honest mistake,” before observing that “the only time people in Washington are honest is when they make a mistake.”
And Leno wasn’t done with the Democratic frontrunner.
“Hillary says she has been tested,” he told the audience. “Well, I hope so. You never know what Bill might bring home. Sheesh.”
As for Trump, after noting that the Earth is as hot as it’s ever been due to global warming, Leno fired off a series of descriptions of just how hot it is.
“It is so hot, Bill Cosby is slipping his dates chill pills. That’s how hot it is,” he said. “It is so hot, immigrants are coming across the border on slip and slides. That’s how hot it is. It is so hot, Donald Trump hit on Megyn Kelly just to get the cold shoulder. That’s how hot it is, ladies and gentlemen.”
The audience ate it up, proving that they still love Leno and that he’s still got it.
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