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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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Physical Graffiti    

And it was never funny when she was on it! She looks like Wayland Flower's puppet Madame

514 days ago
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GracieLand69    

yeah, next!

514 days ago
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Carl    

There's a pretty complicated Tonight Show history with her, so no surprise.

514 days ago
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SoManyIdiots    

She is just like Leno. Says anything shocking and crude just to get a laugh. The Tonight Show died when Johnny left.

514 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Sounds like someone is bitter because she gave up her chance to have the show...

514 days ago
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Dee    

Well...she is right

514 days ago
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Stevonez    

Hey Joan... don't you have 101 Dalmatians to kidnap...!!!

514 days ago
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jill    

UGH, this woman needs to go away. she is such an embarrassment. Even more so than sarah palin is an embarrassment. AND that is a hard act to beat

514 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

Joan Rivers may be abrasive and b!tchy but she's also truthful, funny and doesn't give a f-ck who she p!sses off and that's refreshing. No doubt she'll get PLENTY of negative comments here but she doesn't give a f-ck about those people anyway. And all the plastic surgery jokes everyone makes are boring since she's already made them about herself 1st. And she's right about Leno-he's a lazy hack that phones it in every night and needs to get out of the way for someone who actually makes the effort to entertain.

514 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

I would rank the hosts thusly:

1. Jimmy Kimmel (because of Cousin Sal)

2. David Letterman


3. Jay Leno ,Jimmy Fallon, Conan Obrien and Craig Ferguson (all suck giant green weeenies)

If anyone thinks Jimmy Fallon will be successful as the new host, you will also believe that Corey Feldman deserves a lifetime achievement Academy Award and that Simon Cowell isn't gay.

514 days ago
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Sue    

Shut up Joan !!!

Jay is so much more funnier than you could EVER be, and he doesn't end each line with. "It's just!"

Your so annoying , who do you think you are ??
Just a plain OLD BITTER BITCH !!

514 days ago
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PureRadiance    

It's Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, then the rest if jimmy kimmel. Case closed! And Joan take a hike. Nobody wants to hear your opinion anyway!

514 days ago
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Mayu    

Like anyone cares what this mummy thinks anymore. She's a hasbeen. She and her homely daughter who only has a career because of mommy. I don't think Joan Rivers was EVER funny so I don't know where she's coming off talking about someone else. I know I won't watch the Tonight Show without Jay Leno. I'm hoping this stupid move is the final nail in the NBC coffin. They've sucked for YEARS now. Jay Leno was the ONLY thing they had going for them... he was #1. Fallon is going to drop them to #2 or less. He's funny... but not that funny. Leno was an equal opportunity jokester. Fallon is strictly left leaning and only makes fun of conservatives. That cuts off over half of Tonight Show Watchers who watched Leno for his impartiality. So, this will be a big regret for NBC.

514 days ago
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T.Mill    

What would she know about comedy???

514 days ago
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Margo    

Anyone is funnier than PLASTIC WOMAN lol

514 days ago
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