Leno cracks about cutbacks

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BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Jay Leno is making cracks about the cutbacks at the “Tonight Show.” Leno opened his show last night with the line, “Welcome to the ‘Tonight Show’ or as Comcast calls us — “The Expendables.”‘

Leno accepted a pay cut of about five million dollars to save jobs. His staff was cut by ten percent, according to a person familiar with the moves.

During the show last night, Leno noted the Tonight Show is number-one. He says at NBC “that kind of thing is frowned upon.” Leno adds that he knew something was up, when he found a peacock head in his bed Friday morning.

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