Leno: 'A well-endowed wild man'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

  • ‘All comedy comes from hate and pain and ugliness.’ Doug Stanhope

  • Mark Thomas is campaigning to get Windsor Castle’s name changed to Lower Slough Castle. He said of the idea, suggested by an audience member on his current tour: ‘It is a fantastic working-class up yours to snobbery.’ But council leader David Birbridge sniffed: ‘I don’t think this will go down too well with the people of Windsor.’

  • Russell Brand used to call his penis Eric, but now refers to it as The Emperor.

  • Johnny Vegas has apologised to his girlfriend Maia Dunphy - for snogging This Morning reporter Alison Hammond live on TV. The presenter offered to help Johnny practise his ‘scary’ kissing scenes in Benidorm - and the snog got so passionate the pair ended up writing on the ground. Vegas said: ‘My girlfriend's gonna kill me!’

  • Ricky Gervais after having a good day this week: ‘I wish I was on Twitter. I'd tell millions of dopey cunts what a stupendously superior undopey cunt of a day I've had.’

  • Stand-up Pat Condell has become something of an internet phenomenon with his anti-fundamentalist rants attracting up to a million views a time. As part of the inevitable backlash, one enterprising YouTuber has created a series of animations, like this one:

  • As Jay Leno steps down from NBC’s Tonight Show after 17 years, a few tales:

  • Sandra Bernhard said she once had a fling with Leno, claiming: ‘Jay's not only extremely well-endowed, he's also a wild man in the sack’ adding that he handcuffing her and putting her over his knee and spanking her.

  • In his early stand-up days, Leno tried to defuse an irritating heckler by engaging him in conversation, leaning down to ask him the standard: ‘Where you from?’ The man laid Leno out with a single punch.

  • Leno was braded an ‘ill-mannered ugly guy’ by no less a reviewer than South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-Pil in 2002, after joking that South Korean skater Kim Dong-Sung, who was disqualified at the Olympics, must have been so upset that he had hurried home, kicked his dog, and eaten it.

  • Hi-De-Di! star Paul Shane’s triple heart bypass has been a success, medics at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital have said.

  • Ronnie Corbett and his wife Anne gave Rob Byrdon a surprise on stage in London this week. ‘Great show tonight, Ronnie and Anne Corbett came,’ Brydon Twittered. ‘Ronnie came up to the stage and gave me his glasses while I was doing him! Hurrah!’ Moments later he added: ‘ To avoid confusion, doing = impersonating.’

SOURCES: Colorado Daily, Slough Observer, The Mirror, The Mirror, RickyGervais.com, YouTube Anecdotate.com, The Sun, Twitter

Published: 29 May 2009

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