A funny thing happened on the way back to 11:35: Leno's Vegas comedy show has slashed ticket prices to BOGO mall Santa discount levels. He's the only member of the Mirage Hotel's "Headliners" series to be forced to do so.
Meanwhile, Letterman's brilliant response to being called "gutless" and "chicken-hearted" by NBC suit Dick Ebersol (includes timeless Jay Leno impression and not so subtle jab at the latter as a corporate tool):
(again sorry about the horrible ad at the beginning -- there's some way to get rid of those but I don't know how. Can anyone help?)