Thursday, November 15, 2007

Reason #2 Why Letterman Is Better Than Leno

According to reports, David Letterman is paying his entire writing staff's wages - out of his own money - through the end of the 2007 calendar year.

A number of tv stars have publicly stated their support for the striking writers; Eva Longoria and Jay Leno are two of the most notable. And, to be honest, that's pretty admirable of them - after all, siding with the writers means siding against the people who pay them millions of dollars a year. Having said that, Leno supported the striking writers by bringing a group of striking writers coffee and doughnuts on his Harley, while Letterman is paying them a lot of money out of his own pocket. Regardless of whether you think he's funny - and I'll be the first person to admit that his show has slipped in recent years - Letterman is still one heck of a cool, likable guy, and his quiet dignity stands in stark contrast to, well, just about everybody else associated with the television industry.

(Reason #1, of course, is that he's much, much funnier than Leno, but you already knew that.)


IsmaelTapiaII said...

I know this isn't what you posted about, but Letterman may or may not be funnier than Leno--the real issue is that they both suck hard. If I had to choose, though, I'd have to say I prefer Leno simply because, although Kevin Eubanks is one hell of an annoying motherfucker, he's nowhere near as bad as Paul Shaffer. God, I hate him.

Wade Garrett said...

I thought everybody liked David Letterman. Sort of like Bill Cosby, he's funny, but even when he's not funny, he's still smart and thoughtful and just a nice, pleasant guy - he's good company, even when he's not making you laugh.