Friday 22 September 2017

Ian O'Doherty: Garglegate has made us a global laughing stock

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

IT was the quip that echoed around the world. On September 22, Jay Leno, comedian and long-running host of the biggest late-night talk show in America and, as a consequence, the world, NBC's 'Tonight With Jay Leno', was playing one of his usual games.

Audience participation is a staple of American talk shows and Leno produced a photograph of a man who looked, to put it mildly, slightly under the influence.

Leno gave the audience three options for the man's occupation -- was he a barman, a politician or a nightclub comedian?

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