IsmeIvan1990 saidam i the only one who doesnt find Leno funny?? his jokes are corny, plus the way he talks is annoyin....seems like the rest of america like him....dunno
I like his jokes well enough, but I'm sure it's partly generational, and the older comics upon which he modeled himself, which I also mostly liked. He's just a year younger than me (1949 vs 1950).
He doesn't have the sharpness of some younger comics, or their creative slant on humor, many using outrageous and athletic physical gestures and heavy on crudity. But the job here is to do this 5 times a week for most of the year, year after year. And before a diverse TV audience that includes the demographics that advertisers want.
I think some of those younger comics would get old real quick, in a performance sense. Funny for an evening's show at a club or guesting on TV or doing a special, but not funny night after night. And then they have to be able to hold a friendly & informed interview with every kind of guest.
Many others have attempted it over the years, and few have succeeded. I wouldn't totally dismiss anyone who can do what Leno & Letterman have done for all those years, even if I can find fault with them myself.