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Jimmy Kimmel

BLASTS Jay Leno

He's an Unfunny, Sellout

1/5/2013 4:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0105-jimmy-kimmel-jay-lenoJimmy Kimmel's hatred of Jay Leno continues to fester ... so much so, he RIPPED the late night talk show host a new one ... calling him a "sellout" who hasn't seen a laugh in years.

Jimmy unleashed a flurry of insults in a new interview with Rolling Stone ... telling the mag "Leno hasn't been a good stand-up in 20 years."

For the nail in the coffin, he adds ... "As a comedian, you can't NOT have disdain for what he's done. He totally sold out. He was a master chef who opened a Burger King." Snap.

FYI -- Kimmel's had beef with Leno for years ... starting way back in 1992 when Leno beat out Kimmel's comedic hero David Letterman for "The Tonight Show" gig.

Kimmel is slated to go head-to-head with Leno and Letterman when his show moves to 11:35 PM this week.

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Skins    

Uh, Jimmy, Jay is 10 times funnier than you will ever be. I try watching your monolog from time to time, but had to give up cause it is not funny. Try watching Jay, maybe you will learn something

595 days ago
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Zimba    

I like Jay. Kimmel is way too bitter to be funny.

595 days ago
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harvsgirl    

Leno is a has been. Time to retire, old man.

595 days ago
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Laura    

I think Jay is a great comedian.

595 days ago
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StevenB    

Gotta love it when someone 'slams' someone with a description that also aptly applies to themselves.

595 days ago
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jackmama311    

big ups, jimmy. leno is a hack, letterman was shafted.

595 days ago
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Clay the don sippin Dom P daily like John.    

I really don't like none of the dude cause they don't write a thing and they just have the public do their jokes.. "Ok we setup some mom telling their kids no candy for Halloween..." Like word?? Fallon is wack too, he tries to act all nice and stuff, but he had no respect for Bill Cosby, fake laughin.. He wanted Cosby off the stage, its all cause he's too young. None of these dudes should be on TV cause **** really ain't funny anymore, revolution thyme.

595 days ago
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Anya    

Jay is a class act and has earned his reputation with a long, successful career.... something Jimmy can't quite understand.

595 days ago
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ragu4u    

Jimmy has a lot of balls to claim Jay is a no talent sellout. Jimmy rode in on Adam Carolla's coat tails and has played the same tired shtick ever since. He might be going head to head with the big boys now but it won't be long before he has to settle for going ass to mouth with the "used to be" & "never was" losers he belongs with.

595 days ago
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tleeg    

Kimmel is great..screw Leno

595 days ago
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John    

his beef started after he started tossing howard sterns ass every night....

595 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Never found Kimmel to be a laugh riot either so who is he to talk about other comedians not being on top of their game? And his hero Dave Letterman hasn't been funny since the 1:00 AM Late Night w/ David Letterman slot he hosted in the early eighties so STFU dude. I used to like Dave but he's been a bitter old man telling mean pissy jokes at others expense for a long time now. That shtick is not funny!

595 days ago
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ib    

Stop it, None of them are funny and certainly not comedians. Real comedians died when we lost Skelton, Benny, the Marx Brothers, Hope and others. Today's supposed comedians could not get a laugh without vulgarity and hate filled speech. There isn't one funny late-night comedian with a tinkers damn--we do them a great disservice falsely worshiping them and their inane material. Even the President stoops to the level of ignorance when he lowers the Offices image and appears on their make-believe shows. Hell, reruns of the Roadrunner are a thousand times funnier than any of them and certainly more entertaining.

595 days ago
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tommyr    

Kimmel is right. Jay USED to be funny many years ago but sold out and changed his style. Like Dice Clay did when half a dozen idiots complained about his act. Clay went in the toilet after he changed to a cleaner act.

595 days ago
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Bossy Potato    

I hate Jay Leno. He's so awkward and annoying and as for what he did to Conan, it was just awful. Love kimmel

595 days ago
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