We all know how much NBC has riding on its debut of "The Jay Leno Show" in primetime. You can read all about it in, like, a billion places.
Now, however, the truth can be told. In the ultimate conspiracy theory, NBC had Jay cloned years ago to protect its comedy investment in case the unthinkable happened. And now, as the new show prepares to go on-the-air, that investment gets his big break. Or break-out, as it were. You'll see.
It's "The Adventures of Jay Clone," a short video that stars Jonathan Zabel as "Junior" and Don Most as "Doc." Did we mention there's a rubber chicken and a Leno mask?
The video was directed by USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate Kareem Dimashkie. Jonathan Zabel played Young Jay and Jay's Son in nearly a dozen "Tonight Show" appearances in the Clinton Years. Trained in improvisation, Jonathan now lives and works in the heart of Silicon Valley.
"The Adventures of Jay Clone" was just picked by eGuiders as its "Featured Comedy Pick for the week of September 14 to 20." It's also, as you can see, on "Funny or Die." We hope, if you like it, that you'll visit that site, vote for it as "Funny" and list it as a "Favorite." Thanks!
Run, Junior, Run!