Comedian Jay Leno explained why he won’t ever tell another transgender joke again and said it has everything to do with a staffer on his former late-night show.
During the latest “Club Random with Bill Maher” podcast, Maher and the former host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” explained that a crew member had been hurt by a transgender joke he had told during a broadcast.
“When I got The Tonight Show, I hired the best producer I could, the best director, who I thought were the best writers,” the comedian explained. “I gave them contracts on a yearly basis, not 13 weeks. I said, ‘Do the best you can.’ And we had the same crew for 22 years.”
“When they would tell me the show