The opening music of slowish elevator blues guitar gave a pretty good signal that Jay was not in for a big departure with his new show. The audience ran out to surround Jay as he entered – well, part of the audience: and then they went back to their seats in as choreographed a manner as the swarming.
Jay’s opening was the same as his old show – hokey jokes for the late 40 somethings to early 70 somethings who find him hip and entertaining. His new show has many more variety bits thrown in, which started with a “Cheaters” show featuring Jay finding his band leader hanging out with a Jay Leno look alike. Good premise to start, but pretty cheesy conclusion.
Jerry Seinfeld was very entertaining as the first guest, including his piece about him being able to get Oprah on the show but Jay couldn’t. His mentioning that he’s not that big of a star, as he hasn’t had a tv show in 11 years was pretty funny as well.
As for the rest of the show – Can’t really rate it. I fell asleep watching and never made it to the end. Oh well – I guess my expectations were met!