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Joan Rivers

Finally, Someone Funny Is

Hosting 'The Tonight Show'

4/5/2013 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0405_joan_rivers_videoJoan Rivers thinks Jimmy Fallon is the perfect replacement for Jay Leno for one key reason -- he's actually funny!!!

Rivers unloaded a barrage of Leno insults on our photog yesterday in New York City, while heaping praise on Fallon ... who she says she's been trading emails with since news of the "Tonight Show" switch broke. 

Rivers' beef with Leno and the "Tonight Show" has been going on for over 20 years ... which coincidentally is the amount of time Rivers says Leno has been on the air ... and done nothing memorable. 

Joan pulls no punches ... as if you'd expect anything less.

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mrharrybawls2012    

Whatever you think of Joan Rivers, I think I speak on behalf of everyone here, when I say , her daughter Melissa is a MAJOR talent and national treasure.But, I think that goes without saying.

502 days ago
17.

OooooNooo!    

"This face has seen more knives than a Benihana."

502 days ago
18.

denys    

She is just jealous because she didn't get the job. The sad part is that her humor is caustic and abrasive, not thought provoking in anyway. Although, her recent Holocaust joke was good and much needed, lest we forget.

502 days ago
19.

WTF    

And no doubt that would still be true had she gotten the job as host of the Tonight Show. She's a vile, mean, bitter old hag. Need proof? Just look at that tirade against Annie Duke when she was on The Apprentice. Mean, plain and simple. She uses the "it's just comedy" to spew that hatefulness of hers. The sooner she goes away the better.

502 days ago
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Wendy A.    

She is a bitter old broad, and I wish her and her NO TALENT daughter would just go away!!!!!!

502 days ago
21.

jessyfish1    

Jimmy Fallon sucks horse ****. On a funny scale rating from 1 to 10 he is a -15. He is so unfunny a pet rock would be more amusing. He's so unfunny I'd have more fun stepping on dog **** without shoes.

502 days ago
22.

smorbie    

Sour grapes, much? Way to hold a grudge.

502 days ago
23.

val     

JAY IS NUMBER ONE IN LATE NIGHT, SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE BUT CARSON WAS AND WHAT FALLON WON'T BE. Johnny did not invite Joan back to his show cause Carson hated her. She can say anything now he's dead but it's no secret JOAN'S BITTER without class. Carson loved Leno and loathed Joan. She's disgusting plastic ugly. JAY LENO IS THE BEST COMEDIAN, NICEST GUY IN THE BIZ TALKING TO EVERYONE KINDLY ON THE STREET, IN STORES, RESTAURANTS, WHEREVER HE GOES. JOAN'S HUSBAND committed suicide to escape her. I like Fallon but he will fail in that slot and so will NBC. We have not seen the end of Leno, and we will follow Jay and never see another tonight show or Joan Rivers. WE LOVE LENO AND WILL FOLLOW HIM WHEREVER HE GOES CAUSE THIS IS NOT THE END OF HIM BUT THE END OF THE TONIGHT SHOW AND NBC. Joan is a relic who can't shut her mouth from bitterness she can't hold back. And it was Johnny who dissed her, not Leno. WE LOVE LENO AND SADLY JIMMY FALLON WHO SEEMS NICE IS GOING TO FLOP AGAINST KIMMEL AND LETTERMAN... and if Jay gets that time slot, it's all over for all of them for he'll be number one again....suck it Joan!

502 days ago
24.

bernergirl    

As if she should talk she is the laziest comedian ever.... Won't be sad when she dies, her crude crap should not be tolerated ever!

502 days ago
25.

Ann    

This woman should have retired when her face did....twenty years ago.......the most pathetic person in show business.......

502 days ago
26.

Gargamel    

Jay Leno SUCKS!

502 days ago
27.

Mike    

Talk about unfunny, Joan Rivers is a joke onto herself. Why does her face look like it should have a hook in it? She is not funny, not talented and just a terrible person in general. I wish she would just die already and leave the jokes to you know, funny people.

502 days ago
28.

thugzilla    

Joan is a jealous washed up bitch

502 days ago
29.

Pet peeves    

She is an unfunny freak show...

502 days ago
30.

Cazz8203    

just shows how messed up the entertainment business is. how in the hell jimmy fallon ever got a talk show to begin with is beyond me. I've tried watching his show. I've tried watching him on SNL. I don't get it. He is as lame and bland as they come. What the hell is up with you ****in people!!!

502 days ago
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