Last week, Paul Reiser was booked to come on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote his new NBC sitcom, The Paul Reiser Show. Unfortunately, the peacock network cancelled the low-rated show on Friday before he got a chance to do that.
Many stars would have been too embarrassed to still come talk to Leno but Reiser saw the opportunity to make a few good-natured jokes at the network’s expense and came anyway. “It turns out they said we enjoy missing you more than actually having you,” he said. Reiser also noted, “When you’re the last place network, you don’t want to jeopardize that. You’ve found your niche. Stay there. So I get it.”
Leno, who had his own problems with NBC a year ago, was the perfect audience for Reiser’s quips. In truth, it was probably a much more entertaining interview than if Reiser’s show hadn’t been cancelled.
In case you missed it, here’s what he had to say:
What do you think? If you were Reiser, would you still have gone on the Tonight Show anyway?