Lala-land will ruin you just like it ruined Leno! Jay used to be a great standup comic, which of course is why he got The Tonight Show. And he promptly turned Hollywood-mean, celeb-suckup, glamor-glitzy, and Kansas-conservative (anti-Mexican, Jay?!!) and at the same time amoral (in his “humor”). I stopped watching him in first-run years ago, and now that NBC has fecking Poker instead of Tonight reruns, I never see him anymore!
Carson Daly is Carson Daly, but still, even he was better, edgier maybe, when Last Call was in New York. NYC is a character on Late Night, Conan. Moving to LA would be like firing NY from your show – as if you were replacing Carol Leifer, say, with Paris Hilton! Paris is always good for a laugh, but she’s no Carol Leifer. (Ask Jerry Seinfeld!) In any case, I don’t imagine Daly’s moving Back East, so unless Late Night gets a new host and stays here in the real world – the East Coast! – NBC late nights will be all-LA all the time – BORING!!!
Mrs. Conan O’Brien, Liza Powell, is from Seattle, so maybe she prefers the West Coast. Trust me, I can understand that. But New York is New York, man!