Dave on Jay: Most insecure person I've ever known
Letterman breaks down his long-running rivalry with 'Tonight Show' host
It's not clear if David Letterman is the Hatfield or the McCoy in his longtime rivalry with Jay Leno. The only thing that is clear is that the contention between the two late-night titans is far from over.
In an upcoming interview with none other than Oprah Winfrey -- the woman who tried to broker Super-Bowl inspired peace between the two in 2010 -- Letterman breaks down his issues with Leno. He also said the problems didn't start when Leno was named the host of the "Tonight Show" instead of him. Look for the interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter" in January.
"We were always friends before all of this happened," Letterman told Winfrey. "He has a way … he's an unusual fellow. I've never met anyone quite like Jay. And I will say, and I'm happy to say, that I think he is the funniest guy I've ever known. Just flat out, if you go to see him do his nightclub act, just the funniest, the smartest, a wonderful observationist and very appealing as a comic."
But, and here's the rub, Letterman said, "The fact that he is also maybe the most insecure person I have ever known … I could never reconcile that."
Humph. So Letterman and Leno won't be hugging it out in 2013? Got it.
"Oprah's Next Chapter" airs Sunday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
Jay Leno would screw his mother if he thought she took his so called tonight show.
He stabbed Connan in the back so why not anyone else that gets in his way.
I have liked some of his shows but for the most part its boring.
I think Dave has better guests by far..
Letterman calls Leno insecure????? Letterman makes a joke out of sleeping with his employees.
He comes across as being a bitter **** who is never happy about anything. Oprah would interview a pile of sh*t to get ratings. Wait a minute, she just did that with Letterman.
I used to watch Dave once in a while. He is not clever. His top 10 is so sad, I guess that what makes some people think its funny. Dave come on, get some better writers. Come up with something new. Better still, move out of the way old man, so some one better and younger can entertain us late at night. Do us all a favor and retire. You have negative energy in yopur old age. Oh by the way, you never competed with Jay. You have no class, at least he has some. He is also much more humerous to those with an IQ of over 50.
Letterman is an A%& and I don't like him he is right up there with Howard Stern ....UGH
Sounds like he might be a little jealous of Leno to me
and why would Oprah need to stir this pot again...
My opinion Craig Ferguson is better than both of them. I enjoy his humor and accent.