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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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chris    

nice way to get publicity, slam your #1 competition. What blockbuster a-list actor does Jimmy have for his first show..........Anniston, who is not very relevant..

555 days ago
77.

Seriously?    

It's all in the demo...duh.. The comments speak loud and clear... jK..is next at the wheel. DEAL WITH IT!!!!

555 days ago
78.

backfire    

JIMMY KIMMEL IS A BITTER GUY....JAY IS A TERRIFIC MAN AND A GREAT COMEDIAN WHO HAS HELD THE TOP NUMBERS FOR DECADES ON THE TONIGHT SHOW BEATING OUT EVERYONE INCLUDING DAVID LETTERMAN WHO RECENTLY SAID JAY WAS A VERY FUNNY COMEDIAN AFTER YRS OF PUTTING HIM DOWN PUBLICLY AND CONAN HAD HIS BEEF WITH JAY TOO AND WHERE IS HE NOW? GONE! THEY ARE ALL BITTER AND JEALOUS.

555 days ago
79.

Mr.Bob_Dobalina    

Its Conan, and a bunch of other guys. There I said it. Thread OVER.

555 days ago
80.

emailsubsbucket    

The bigger sellout is Oprah

554 days ago
81.

Beth    

Jealousy is a very ugly look Jimmy. If you want to dis on someone you should stick to Dave-he's a biased annoying womanizer.

554 days ago
82.

HH    

I used to watch Leno, but he's so mean that I quit. His humor involves making fun of stupid people, fat people and poor people for starters. When he tells a joke he thinks so little of his audience that he then explains the joke to be sure we got it. Other comedians tell a joke and assume we got it. I'm amazed that he's still on the air, I don't understand how anyone can think someone who is so mean spirited is funny. The night he lost me forever was the night he had Garth brooks on and never let Garth talk, he just kept making fun of him for being overweight..... I hope Kimmel kills him in the ratings.

554 days ago
83.

Paul    

These obsessive rants of Kimmel's, reflect a bitter man with an agenda. He must be unhappy in life, so he sees his only option being outspoken to get attention he craves....perhaps he and Kathy Griffin should hook up....both of them will prostitute their morals and ethics to garner attention.... low self esteem must really suck...

554 days ago
84.

Jacob    

haha they're both **** tbh..all hail craig ferguson the trueking of late night tv!

554 days ago
85.

thebuzz777    

If it was not for the fans and the networks they work for both Jay and Jimmy would be selling toilet paper out of their garages

554 days ago
86.

Dominique    

I happen to think that You are NOT funny at all Kimmel! so shut up!!

554 days ago
87.

MikeCamp1    

Hi Think Jimmy is not funny at all. I think he will fail as people only watched him as it was b/c there wasn't much on when he was on. Now people will have better choices than his show. Jimmy Fallon is the way to go!!

553 days ago
88.

Phyllis Gorski    

I love them both, so one of their shows wll idefinitely be taped

553 days ago
89.

Phyllis Gorski    

I love them both, so I will be taping one of their shows....

553 days ago
90.

Bif Loman    

Jimmy is funny and puts on a good show but, like most of this country, has no class. Can you imagine Johnny Carson giving a similar interview?

553 days ago
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