Jay Leno Talks Cholesterol, Comedy And Life After Late-Night | TODAY
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>>>AND WELCOME BACK, WE HAVE>>>AND WELCOME BACK, WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME WITH BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME WITH JAY LENO THIS MORNING. JAY LENO THIS MORNING. HE’S ALSO HERE TO TALK ABOUT HE’S ALSO HERE TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT, OUR HEALTH. SOMETHING IMPORTANT, OUR HEALTH. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HIS NEW LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HIS NEW NATIONAL CAMPAIGN, CHOLESTEROL NATIONAL CAMPAIGN, CHOLESTEROL 911. 911.>>THE BAKTCK OF THE AMBULANCE>>THE BAKTCK OF THE AMBULANCE RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. I’VE GOT ONE OF THESE HOLLYWOOD I’VE GOT ONE OF THESE HOLLYWOOD BIG SHOTS. BIG SHOTS. HE’S AT HIGH RISK WITH HE’S AT HIGH RISK WITH CHOLESTEROL. CHOLESTEROL. HE HAS ME DRIVE AROUND IN AN HE HAS ME DRIVE AROUND IN AN AMBULANCE. AMBULANCE. QUITE FRANKLY I’M SICK OF QUITE FRANKLY I’M SICK OF DRIVING THIS GUY AROUND. DRIVING THIS GUY AROUND. HELLO, I CAN HEAR YOU BACK HERE. HELLO, I CAN HEAR YOU BACK HERE. YOU KNOW HE’S RIGHT. YOU KNOW HE’S RIGHT. IT’S REALLY CRAZY RIDING AROUND IT’S REALLY CRAZY RIDING AROUND IN AN AMBULANCE ALL DAY, BUT I IN AN AMBULANCE ALL DAY, BUT I REALLY DO HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL, REALLY DO HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL, YOU KNOW THE STUFF THAT CAN CLOG YOU KNOW THE STUFF THAT CAN CLOG YOUR ARTERIES AND LEAD TO A YOUR ARTERIES AND LEAD TO A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE, I HAVEN’T I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE, I HAVEN’T HAD A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE, HAD A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE, BUT I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS THAT BUT I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS THAT HAVE, AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR HAVE, AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO SEEK OUT THESE NEW THEM TO SEEK OUT THESE NEW TREATMENTS AND DO WHAT THEY CAN TREATMENTS AND DO WHAT THEY CAN DO TO TRY TO LOWER THAT BAD DO TO TRY TO LOWER THAT BAD CHOLESTEROL. CHOLESTEROL.>>JAY IS ALSO A PAID>>JAY IS ALSO A PAID SPOKESPERSON FOR AMGIEN. SPOKESPERSON FOR AMGIEN. HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR DIET AND HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR DIET AND EATING HABITS? EATING HABITS?>>SOMEWHAT BUT NOT DRASTICALLY.>>SOMEWHAT BUT NOT DRASTICALLY. CHOLESTEROL IS ONE OF THOSE CHOLESTEROL IS ONE OF THOSE DEALS IT’S NOT LIKE WHEN YOU DEALS IT’S NOT LIKE WHEN YOU HAVE AN UPSET STOMACH, LET ME GO HAVE AN UPSET STOMACH, LET ME GO TO THE DOCTOR. TO THE DOCTOR. HI A FRIEND OF MINE WHO RUNS HI A FRIEND OF MINE WHO RUNS THREE MILES EVERY DAY AND BOOM, THREE MILES EVERY DAY AND BOOM, HAD A STROKE, AND HE WAS IN HAD A STROKE, AND HE WAS IN GREAT HEALTH, YOU KNOW, AND LOOK GREAT HEALTH, YOU KNOW, AND LOOK AT ME I’M SITTING AT HOME AT ME I’M SITTING AT HOME WATCHING YOU GUYS INSTEAD AND WATCHING YOU GUYS INSTEAD AND HEY, HOW COME — WELL, IT’S JUST HEY, HOW COME — WELL, IT’S JUST THE LUCK OF THE DRAW. THE LUCK OF THE DRAW. YOU KNOW THAT’S REALLY — THE YOU KNOW THAT’S REALLY — THE REAL TRICK WE HAVE THIS CAMPAIGN REAL TRICK WE HAVE THIS CAMPAIGN IN CHOLESTEROL911.COM, YOU JUST IN CHOLESTEROL911.COM, YOU JUST CALL YOUR DOCTOR AND YOU ASK CALL YOUR DOCTOR AND YOU ASK HIM. HIM. THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE DO, THEY SAY THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE DO, THEY SAY JAY LET ME ASK YOU. JAY LET ME ASK YOU. NO, DON’T ASK YOUR COMEDIAN, ASK NO, DON’T ASK YOUR COMEDIAN, ASK YOUR DOCTOR. YOUR DOCTOR. YOU KNOW, THEY SAY LAUGHTER IS YOU KNOW, THEY SAY LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE. THE BEST MEDICINE. NO, IT ISN’T. NO, IT ISN’T. IT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL. IT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL. IF A GUY’S HAVING A STROKE, TWO IF A GUY’S HAVING A STROKE, TWO GUYS GO INTO A BAR. GUYS GO INTO A BAR. [ LAUGHTER ] [ LAUGHTER ]>>THAT’S NOT GOING TO DO>>THAT’S NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING. ANYTHING. IT DOESN’T WORK. IT DOESN’T WORK. IT’S A TERRIBLE MEDICINE. IT’S A TERRIBLE MEDICINE. IT’S A TERRIBLE MEDICINE. IT’S A TERRIBLE MEDICINE. IT’S AWFUL. IT’S AWFUL.>>BUT IT IS FUN YOU CAN HAVE>>BUT IT IS FUN YOU CAN HAVE FUN TRYING TO GET THIS MESSAGE FUN TRYING TO GET THIS MESSAGE ACROSS, WHICH IS SOMETHING I ACROSS, WHICH IS SOMETHING I FEEL LIKE YOU HAD TO DO BECAUSE FEEL LIKE YOU HAD TO DO BECAUSE IT’S YOU. IT’S YOU.>>WE’RE NOT SELLING A PRODUCT>>WE’RE NOT SELLING A PRODUCT HERE. HERE. I’M NOT THE REVERSE MORTGAGE I’M NOT THE REVERSE MORTGAGE GUY. GUY. HI, I’M TRYING TO SCREW YOUR HI, I’M TRYING TO SCREW YOUR GRANDMOTHER OUT OF A HOME. GRANDMOTHER OUT OF A HOME. IT’S NOT ONE OF THOSE — I’M NOT IT’S NOT ONE OF THOSE — I’M NOT SELLING ANY PRODUCT. SELLING ANY PRODUCT. WE’RE JUST TELLING HERE’S WHAT WE’RE JUST TELLING HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO. YOU SHOULD DO. THIS GOES BACK TO — THIS REALLY THIS GOES BACK TO — THIS REALLY STARTED — I HAD RODNEY STARTED — I HAD RODNEY DANGERFIELD ON THE SHOW ONCE, DANGERFIELD ON THE SHOW ONCE, AND RODNEY’S DOING HIS ACT. AND RODNEY’S DOING HIS ACT. YOU KNOW I LOVE RODNEY, AND I YOU KNOW I LOVE RODNEY, AND I KNOW HIS MOVEMENTS. KNOW HIS MOVEMENTS. HOW ARE YOU DOING? HOW ARE YOU DOING? AND HE WAS JUST OFF, AND I SAID AND HE WAS JUST OFF, AND I SAID TO DEBBIE VICKERS OUR PRODUCER, TO DEBBIE VICKERS OUR PRODUCER, I SAID CALL THE PARAMEDICS. I SAID CALL THE PARAMEDICS. I THINK RODNEY’S HAVING A I THINK RODNEY’S HAVING A STROKE. STROKE. REALLY? REALLY? I DON’T KNOW, JUST TO BE SAFE. I DON’T KNOW, JUST TO BE SAFE. SO SHE CALLS HIM, RODNEY SITS SO SHE CALLS HIM, RODNEY SITS DOWN, AND HE’S SWEATING A LITTLE DOWN, AND HE’S SWEATING A LITTLE BIT BUT HE’S OKAY, AND THEN BIT BUT HE’S OKAY, AND THEN AFTER THE SHOW HE’S IN THE AFTER THE SHOW HE’S IN THE DRESSING ROOM, THE PARAMEDICS DRESSING ROOM, THE PARAMEDICS SHOW UP. SHOW UP. HEY, RODNEY. HEY, RODNEY. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I’M FINE. I’M FINE. HE DID HAVE A STROKE. HE DID HAVE A STROKE. HE HAD A MINI STROKE AND I HE HAD A MINI STROKE AND I REMEMBER THE PARAMEDIC SAID YOU REMEMBER THE PARAMEDIC SAID YOU MAY HAVE SAVED HIM FROM A HEART MAY HAVE SAVED HIM FROM A HEART ATTACK. ATTACK. I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING. I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING. ALL I DID WAS NOTICE MY FRIEND ALL I DID WAS NOTICE MY FRIEND WAS ACTING A LITTLE WEIRD, AND I WAS ACTING A LITTLE WEIRD, AND I TOOK ONE — I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING TOOK ONE — I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING HEROIC. HEROIC. I JUST THOUGHT, GEE, I THINK I JUST THOUGHT, GEE, I THINK HE’S IN TROUBLE HERE. HE’S IN TROUBLE HERE. SO IT’S JUST A MATTER OF KEEPING SO IT’S JUST A MATTER OF KEEPING AN EYE OUT. AN EYE OUT. LOOK AT YOUR FRIENDS. LOOK AT YOUR FRIENDS. WE’VE LOST GARRY SHANDLING, WE’VE LOST GARRY SHANDLING, KEVIN MEANY, ALL THESE GREAT KEVIN MEANY, ALL THESE GREAT COMEDIANS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF COMEDIANS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. YEARS.>>LUKE PERRY.>>LUKE PERRY.>>LUKE PERRY CERTAINLY, AND YOU>>LUKE PERRY CERTAINLY, AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHY. DON’T KNOW WHY. A GUY LIKE LUKE PERRY LOOKS LIKE A GUY LIKE LUKE PERRY LOOKS LIKE HANDSOME, BEST OF HEALTH, 52 HANDSOME, BEST OF HEALTH, 52 YEARS OLD. YEARS OLD. LOOKS LIKE THE LAST GUY IN THE LOOKS LIKE THE LAST GUY IN THE WORLD, THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT WORLD, THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT WORKS. WORKS. IT CAN HIT ANYBODY AT ANY TIME. IT CAN HIT ANYBODY AT ANY TIME. YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR DOCTOR, GO YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR DOCTOR, GO TO THAT CHOLESTEROL 911 WEBSITE. TO THAT CHOLESTEROL 911 WEBSITE. IT WILL LIST ALL THE QUESTIONS IT WILL LIST ALL THE QUESTIONS TO ASK AND TELL YOU HOW TO DO TO ASK AND TELL YOU HOW TO DO IT. IT.>>IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE>>IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT “THE TONIGHT SHOW” AND YOU LEFT “THE TONIGHT SHOW” AND YOU SEE THE PLACE WE ARE RIGHT YOU SEE THE PLACE WE ARE RIGHT NOW IN THIS COUNTRY. NOW IN THIS COUNTRY. DO YOU MISS BEING ON THE SHOW, DO YOU MISS BEING ON THE SHOW, OR IS IT SUCH A DIFFERENT TIME OR IS IT SUCH A DIFFERENT TIME THAT IT WOULD BE HARD — THAT IT WOULD BE HARD –>>I DON’T MISS IT.>>I DON’T MISS IT. YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING NOW IS — YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING NOW IS — PEOPLE DON’T LIKE YOUR POLITICS PEOPLE DON’T LIKE YOUR POLITICS THEY — EVERYONE HAS TO KNOW THEY — EVERYONE HAS TO KNOW YOUR POLITICS. YOUR POLITICS. I KIND OF USED JOHNNY’S MODEL. I KIND OF USED JOHNNY’S MODEL. PEOPLE COULDN’T FIGURE OUT, YOU PEOPLE COULDN’T FIGURE OUT, YOU AND YOUR REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, MR. AND YOUR REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, MR. LENO, YOU AND YOUR DEMOCRATIC LENO, YOU AND YOUR DEMOCRATIC BUDDIES. BUDDIES. I WOULD GET HATE MAIL FROM BOTH I WOULD GET HATE MAIL FROM BOTH SIDES. SIDES. WHEN PEOPLE SEE YOU’RE ONE SIDED WHEN PEOPLE SEE YOU’RE ONE SIDED IT MAKES IT TOUGH. IT MAKES IT TOUGH. I DID IT WHEN CLINTON WAS HORNY I DID IT WHEN CLINTON WAS HORNY AND BUSH WAS DUMB, AND IT WAS AND BUSH WAS DUMB, AND IT WAS JUST A LITTLE EASIER JUST A LITTLE EASIER [ LAUGHTER ] [ LAUGHTER ]>>YOU KNOW, NOW IT’S ALL VERY>>YOU KNOW, NOW IT’S ALL VERY SERIOUS. SERIOUS. EVERYTHING IS JUST SO — I’D EVERYTHING IS JUST SO — I’D JUST LIKE TO SEE A BIT OF JUST LIKE TO SEE A BIT OF CIVILITY COME BACK TO IT. CIVILITY COME BACK TO IT. PEOPLE SAY IT MUST BE EASY TO DO PEOPLE SAY IT MUST BE EASY TO DO JOKES WITH TRUMP. JOKES WITH TRUMP. NO, IT’S ACTUALLY HARDER. NO, IT’S ACTUALLY HARDER. THE PUNCH LINE, THAT’S LIKE THE THE PUNCH LINE, THAT’S LIKE THE PRESIDENT WITH A PORN STAR. PRESIDENT WITH A PORN STAR. NOW THE PRESIDENT IS WITH A PORN NOW THE PRESIDENT IS WITH A PORN STAR. STAR. HOW DO YOU GET MORE OUTRAGEOUS HOW DO YOU GET MORE OUTRAGEOUS THAN THAT? THAN THAT?>>DO YOU THINK THE PENDULUM>>DO YOU THINK THE PENDULUM WILL SWING BACK THE OTHER WILL SWING BACK THE OTHER DIRECTION? DIRECTION?>>I THINK IT WILL SWING BACK>>I THINK IT WILL SWING BACK THE OTHER WAY, YEAH, BECAUSE YOU THE OTHER WAY, YEAH, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THE THEORY WHEN WE DID THE KNOW, THE THEORY WHEN WE DID THE SHOW WAS YOU JUST WATCH THE SHOW WAS YOU JUST WATCH THE NEWS. NEWS. WE’LL MAKE FUN OF THE NEWS AND WE’LL MAKE FUN OF THE NEWS AND GET YOUR MIND OFF THE NEWS. GET YOUR MIND OFF THE NEWS. NOW PEOPLE JUST WANT TO BE ON NOW PEOPLE JUST WANT TO BE ON THE NEWS ALL THE TIME. THE NEWS ALL THE TIME. YOU JUST HAVE ONE SUBJECT THAT’S YOU JUST HAVE ONE SUBJECT THAT’S THE SAME TOPIC EVERY NIGHT, THE SAME TOPIC EVERY NIGHT, WHICH MAKES IT VERY HARD. WHICH MAKES IT VERY HARD. I MEAN, ALL THE COMICS, JIMMY I MEAN, ALL THE COMICS, JIMMY AND COLBERT AND EVERYBODY ELSE, AND COLBERT AND EVERYBODY ELSE, IT’S TOUGH WHEN THAT’S THE ONLY IT’S TOUGH WHEN THAT’S THE ONLY TOPIC. TOPIC.>>DOMINATES EVERYTHING.>>DOMINATES EVERYTHING.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>IT WAS A SIMPLER TIME, IN>>IT WAS A SIMPLER TIME, IN FACT, I HAVE A PICTURE OF US IN FACT, I HAVE A PICTURE OF US IN A SIMPLER TIME. A SIMPLER TIME. TAKE A QUICK LOOK. TAKE A QUICK LOOK. HERE IT IS. HERE IT IS.>>HEY!>>HEY!>>WHEN WAS THAT?>>WHEN WAS THAT?>>WE WERE GETTING READY TO>>WE WERE GETTING READY TO START “THE TONIGHT SHOW”. START “THE TONIGHT SHOW”.>>LOOK AT WHAT GREAT SHAPE>>LOOK AT WHAT GREAT SHAPE YOU’RE IN. YOU’RE IN. LOOK AT YOU. LOOK AT YOU.>>SERIOUSLY, BOTH OF YOU GUYS.>>SERIOUSLY, BOTH OF YOU GUYS.>>WHAT HAVE YOU LOST SINCE>>WHAT HAVE YOU LOST SINCE THEN? THEN?>>ABOUT 140 POUNDS.>>ABOUT 140 POUNDS.>>YOU LOST A WHOLE PERSON.>>YOU LOST A WHOLE PERSON.>>WHAT HAVE YOU LOST SINCE>>WHAT HAVE YOU LOST SINCE THEN? THEN?>>I’VE LOST THREE POUNDS OVER>>I’VE LOST THREE POUNDS OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS. THE LAST 15 YEARS. IT’S A SLOW JOG, I DON’T WANT TO IT’S A SLOW JOG, I DON’T WANT TO RUSH IT. RUSH IT. BUT I’M WAFGTCHING MY CHOLESTERO BUT I’M WAFGTCHING MY CHOLESTERO WHILE I’M DOING IT. WHILE I’M DOING IT. YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR CHOLESTEROL. CHOLESTEROL.>>JAY LENO, THANK YOU SO MUCH.


46 thoughts on “Jay Leno Talks Cholesterol, Comedy And Life After Late-Night | TODAY

  1. I wish him well. Yes I am upset about the whole Conan thing. You should read his book, Lead with my chin and it will give you a whole new respect for him. He didn't go the Ivy League route like Conan did. He also has done many nice things for financially unfortunate people yet he doesn't publicize that because he's modest.

  2. I really think what happened with Conan wasn’t Jay’s fault. Jay simply did what he was asked to do from NBC. NBC deserves all the blame.

  3. my Cholesterol is so high, (been that way all my life), that the meter/scale doesn't go up that high. My blood pressure atm is a cool number team line-up, first time my numbers came up all even 200/100 with 100 bpm, not too bad for just sitting here doing nothing, most of the time is way higher. Triglyceride is out of this planet, oh my die,t same for many many, years, wild salmon, self caught/bought, all veggies, organic chicken, beans, nuts, fruits, tiny bit of jasmine rice, no fast food at all, well I did get and eat a bowl of Ivar's calm chowder the other day…5"11 198lbs 65yo. Hopefully Jay can shine some knowledge on this world wide medical issue…Cholesterol the enemy. Told wife to shoot me like a lame horse if I had a stroke, she agreed… I'm like geessh, don't agree so fast. Body in motion stays healthier in over-all, then idle body, keep moving folks…I do, has it help, I don't know, I'm still among the living that's all I know for sure. Maybe pot has kept alive…hmmm or maybe smoking pot causes Cholesterol, who knows…let you know when I get to the other side. … oh oh best part, no meds ever, well till last year.. when all I heard was these words out of a 45 min visit, 'You have an autoimmune disease which there's no cure" well big pharma got me now, almost blind from the meds now, from 20/20 vision…we are all doomed, guess it comes from drinking million year old water.

  4. Late night TV has been going down hill since Johnny Carson kicked the bucket. It has reached a new low with the current crop.

  5. Saw Jay Leno here in Houston/Sugarland in 2017……. I/We have never laughed so much. Clean show, no vulgarity, just FUNNY. Interesting stories. If you ever get the chance to see him, you will thank HIM for being there.

  6. Unfortunately giving the wrong information on cholesterol, watch this video to learn the Truth https://youtu.be/JkZvFjW82Mk

  7. Jay is right on! I haven't watched a late night show in over 5 years and it has gotten worse in the past 3 years with Trump derangement syndrome in full effect!

  8. I like Jay, but cholesterol is an important evolutionary trait that actually keeps you alive. Its the consumption of starches, fruits and sugars that is causing the problem. You need fat. Lots of it.
    Plant based diets are deadly.
    We did not evolve to eat them. We evolved to eat animal fats and lots of it.
    Look up Ketogenic diets.
    I am in my early 50's. I've lost 80+ lbs since May 2018 eating a diet of 70% fat 25% protein and only 5% carbohydrates and sugars.
    Fat my friends. Its whats for breakfast lunch and dinner.
    You cannot win an argument with 500,000 years of evolution.

  9. I absolutely love Jay Leno and I agree with his statements. That said, these are different times, and if he was still doing the Tonight Show, it would be hard to avoid the Trump material. It basically writes itself.

  10. Jay Leno IS great, which makes me even sadder seeing him on such a superficial, 10th grade level. He could have so much fun w/ Strzok, Q, Occasional Cortex…. Bill Hicks would be ecstatic, watching all those Marketing-infused talking heads sending themselves over a cliff.

  11. Eat fermented foods like Sauerkraut and Kimchi to fight cholesterol. Watch Dr. Rohnda Patrick on the Joe Rogan Podcast talking about heart disease.

  12. Still waiting for Jay to come back as a comedy host! No one currently is better than Jay in late night comedy!!! NBC just didn't have any smart executive to see the fact. What happened with Conan was definitely not Jay's fault! Conan's talent simply could not live up to Jay's level, period.

  13. Late-night talk shows are all now blatant propaganda arms of the Democrat party. It's not as if Republicans and conservatives don't like to unwind and watch some late-night shows, but now it just gets their blood pressure up, instead of being a comedic relief from the news and the daily grind. I'm quite sure this is reflected in their ratings. I'm guessing Leno used to get much higher ratings than all of them combined. No wonder he doesn't miss it. If he was in it now, he'd have to be on the Trump-hate bandwagon, even though he prides himself on being impartial. Now late shows are just trashing half the country.

  14. Sellouts. Cholesterol is not in plants. Eat plants= no bad cholesterol = do no harm= increase your quality of life=starve the pharmacutical companies=help the environment for starters. Jay Leno maybe a great guy buy he is also a paid spokesperson for AMGEN.

  15. Jay Leno = biggest d-bag in Hollywood. And that is from the majority of comedians who have worked with him or have seen him or have ever dealt with him the past 30 years.

  16. Jay Leno is a very wealthy man. Fine, he has earned it from a lot of hard work. But seriously, a paid spokesperson?

  17. Shut the F**k up you ugly old fart! You couldn’t stop making jokes over the Clinton/Lewinsky affair for years being part of destroying that woman‘s life. F‘ you Leno!

  18. 0:55 Have you Changed your diet? Leno: No.
    Jay, you need to eliminate sugar and flour from your diet. That's the narrative that needs to be promoted. Refined foods are a killer.

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