(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel has again expressed his feelings about his late-night rival Jay Leno.
In an interview with Playboy magazine, Kimmel addresses the fact that he’s slammed Leno on several occasions in recent years — most recently in a January issue of Rolling Stone.
The ABC host says, “I always feel bad if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn’t seem to be that worried about other people’s feelings.”
Kimmel adds that he doesn’t “even like talking about” Leno, and only does so when he’s asked questions about him.
That may be, but Kimmel reveals to Playboy that he refuses to tell any joke that he can envision Leno telling.
Kimmel is much more complimentary of his childhood hero, CBS Late Show host David Letterman.
Kimmel says, “Dave transcends any time slot; he is the father of comedy as we now know it. I wonder if he knows what he means to every comedian under 50 years old. That NBC Late Night with David Letterman show was a revelation.”
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