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Should Leno or Conan Host The Tonight Show?

The groundwork has been in place for years for Conan O'Brien to take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno in 2009. But now there's a new twist to the story: Leno doesn't want to leave. Some in the industry are also wondering if Conan's irreverent humor will work in an earlier time slot. Which comedian do you think is more fit to host The Tonight Show?

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7showgirl7 7showgirl7 8 years
I have never thought Conan is funny, guess I just don't get his humor
lala788 lala788 9 years
I'm on team Leno , i think he should stay
em1282 em1282 9 years
(P.S.--thanks for the pic of Conan. I have the biggest crush on him--gotta love the funny guys!)
em1282 em1282 9 years
While I abhor Leno (I don't think I've ever laughed at one of his jokes, and he is a horrible interviewer IMO), I don't want Conan to take the earlier time slot. He is great where he is (he's kept me watching ever since I was in 7th grade...I still can't get to bed early!) and I don't want his show to change.
pargie pargie 9 years
I miss Craig Kilborn! But between Jay and Conan, I love Conan! Jay irks me, I watch Letterman instead.
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I think they're both great in the shows they have now....mixing it up would mess it up, in my opinion.
:woohoo: TEAM cONAN is winning!!! hahhaha he rocks!
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
i think leno is great...i just can't stay up late enought to watch conan, although i catch him on occasion. i hope leno stays on!
MNDempseyLover MNDempseyLover 9 years
Leno appears so scripted! I don't watch him at all. I will watch Letterman from time to time--his timing is better. I would give Conan a chance---what I have seen him in I like.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Other: I can't decide because I love them both!
briggs313 briggs313 9 years
Conan all the way!
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Conan! I want to watch his string bean dance more often.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Leno is such a butt kisser. That's why I love Letterman for his loopy and devil-may-care humor. I think Conan would be great on the Tonight Show, but if Conan and Dave went head-to-head, I'd be torn between them because Conan has such an innocent goofball kind of humor.
cleveland cleveland 9 years
Up until recently Letterman wasn't on in the UK, even now they're weeks behind. Leno and Conan are on a few days behind and at different times. Personally I get Conan and Letterman off the net so it doesn't really matter to me. As long as Conan doesn't get worse being on earlier I don't much care.
pebby01 pebby01 9 years
i watch both shows, but i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE conan. i'd definitely pick him over leno, but i would still miss leno!
cmack cmack 9 years
It doesn't really matter to me since I Tivo Conan anyway and go to sleep earlier than either show comes on! But I agree that I'm a bit scared that Conan may lose his edge in closer to primetime.....
-Maryan- -Maryan- 9 years
Conan, Conan, Conan!!!! He's the best!
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
Jay Leno should stay on!!
Buffy2103 Buffy2103 9 years
I LOVE Conan!
mediafreak mediafreak 9 years
funny...I've been hoping I never have to see jay leno's face anywhere...
nicachica nicachica 9 years
Conan is way cooler than Leno. Who else could pull off a masturbating bear and the FedEx Pope??? :) The only thing i'm worried about is that they'll try and censor Conan to being "softer" like Jay. Please let Conan be Conan!
girodet girodet 9 years
Personally, I think Craig Ferguson is the best.
Annika2494003 Annika2494003 9 years
Conan is a genius!
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