(NEW YORK) — Jay Leno isn’t letting up on the jokes targeting his NBC bosses.
The Tonight Show host has repeatedly poked fun at network executives on his late-night program over the past week, especially in light of reports that NBC wants to replace him with Jimmy Fallon next year.
Leno told his studio audience during Friday’s edition of The Tonight Show that he’d had dinner with NBC executives, who offered to “make it up to me.” He joked, “They are sending my wife and I on an all-expenses-paid Carnival Cruise,” alluding to the company’s recent mishaps, including the engine fire on the Carnival Triumph last month that stranded passengers in the Gulf of Mexico for days.
Leno also made light of reports regarding a Canadian man who’d had a knife pulled from his back after three years, saying, “He must have worked at NBC, too.”
NBC has only confirmed that it is building a new studio in New York for Fallon, the current host of Late Night.
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