Chris Rock on Jay Leno: “Where’s Conan?”
I have to give Chris Rock some major kudos. Not only does he acknowledge the elephant in the room, he walks over to that elephant and takes it for a big circus ride. Rock appeared on Leno, and boldly made some Conan jokes, asking “what happened to the red-headed guy that used to be here?”. He also accused Leno of hiring Rickey Minor to replace Kevin Eubanks, in a bid to save money because Minor is “cheaper.” As expected, Leno was incapable of sparring with Rock, and chose to evade the jokes by changing the subject (many times). For a guy that does so much stand-up, you would think Leno could handle Rock’s heckling. Apparently not.