Leno might be "the worst interviewer," but that's because he doesn't care
Jay Leno took one on the chin (pun intended) last week, when TV comic George Lopez verbally attacked the late night host on an Orlando, Fla. radio show. The ABC star called Leno "two-faced" and "the worst interviewer" on TV.
But Brad Dickson, a former staff writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, thinks Lopez may be onto something -- at least about those interviews.
"I don't think Leno's 'interviewing skills' are particularly important to him," the 13-year Tonight Show vet told AOL Television. "The skits on the show don't seem to matter much either, nor does the music."
Dickson, who recently released the self-help spoof Maybe Life's Just Not That Into You: When You Feel Like the World's Voted You Off, said Leno only focuses on one thing: the jokes.
"He's obsessed with the monologue. The producers go to great lengths to try and get him to develop some interviewing skills and to make the comedy bits better, but Leno spends nearly every waking moment reading jokes from 3 x 5 cards, deciding which to use on the program. I always pictured him during the 1994 L.A. earthquake, while the city crumbled, crouched under a door frame reading jokes on little index cards, getting ready for that night's show."