Take heed, Jay

“So you go on at nine o’clock at whatever night and you get killed and you say, ‘What am I doing this for? For my ego? For the money?’ I don’t need that anymore. I have an ego like anybody else, but it doesn’t need to be stoked by going before the public all the time.” – Johnny Carson, as quoted in this Esquire piece by Bill Zehme, on why he didn’t want to do “specials” after leaving The Tonight Show

Also, I killed a good amount of my workday productivity recently by reading this Playboy interview with Johnny Carson from December 1967. Our Leno interviewfrom October 1996 was interesting as well. (Note: The links are safe for work, but your workplace may disagree.)

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