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Shots Fired: Letterman Compares Leno To North Korean Dictator, Announces Successor ‘Kim Jong-Jimmy’

At the tail end of his Late Show monologue Friday night, David Letterman delivered what has to be one of his harshest, and most hilarious, critiques of rival Jay Leno in their long and storied history. Noting that “so much is changing in the world” and lamenting how hard it is to keep up, he revealed a surprising new development to come out of North Korea this week.

Letterman proceeded to play a “news report” from that country that said “after a successful reign as the world’s favorite dictator, Kim Jong-un will step aside next year to make way for “North Korea with Kim Jong-Jimmy.” From there the announcer informed the audience that until that happens, you still enjoy all of Kim Jong-un’s “hilarious bits” like “Headlines, Kim’s Garage and the Dancing Ito’s.”

A the end of their tumultuous week, it’s striking to see that Leno and Jimmy Fallon seem to be putting the Tonight Show news behind them, while Letterman is digging in even further after his Wednesday night rant on the subject.

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