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David Letterman, host of the “Late Show”, announced his retirement during the taping of the April 3 episode, ending his 21-year run as the host of the show sometime in 2015.
Top rated television shows should not get cancelled. The viewer’s tune in because they like the show. Jay Leno didn’t cause the demise of Conan O’Brien’s show; the viewers did by changing the channel. Jimmy Fallon is very talented, but it remains to be seen if the younger viewers will watch the show and support the sponsors. It’s a gamble for NBC and The Tonight Show.
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The last 22 years have brought their fair share of monologues, skits, and television comedy, but the time has finally come for Jay Leno to make his final bow. The 63-year-old host of “The Tonight Show” will ride off into the sunset on Feb. 6, leaving behind a legacy that will last well beyond his years. Young “Late Show” host Jimmy Fallon is waiting in the “Tonight Show” bullpen, currently slated to take the reins of America’s number one talk show.
This year saw an epic catalogue of YouTube hits. From twerking to shaking to cute kids, 2013 had hundreds of viral trends to remember— some with reverence, others with disgust and others still with sheer confusion.
Jay Leno, known by many as the face of The Tonight Show, one of the most famous late-night talk shows in the nation, will soon be looking for a new job. Just a few days ago, executives at NBC announced their intentions of not only cutting Leno from his well established place as the host of The Tonight Show, a position he has held since 1992, but that Leno will be replaced with another familiar comedic face. Jimmy Fallon, famous for his work on Saturday Night Live and Light Night with Jimmy Fallon, has been announced to be Jay Leno's replacement as the host of The Tonight Show next year.
Kathleen Madigan, who has been deemed by her peers as “the funniest woman comic in America,” didn’t disappoint when she visited The Rialto Theater on Feb. 17. The stop was one of many in her nationwide tour lasting through Oct. 13, when Madigan returns to her hometown of St. Louis for a final act.
Tucsonans in need of a good laugh should make a trip to The Rialto Theater on Feb. 17 for the arrival of comedian Kathleen Madigan. Madigan is in the midst of a nationwide comedy tour, and has chosen The Rialto as one of her stops.
Singer Christina Perri will perform July 18 at the Hotel Congress in support of her debut album, “Lovestrong.” The concert starts at 7 p.m.