Leno Tells Behar: Conan and I Got ‘Screwed’

By Andrew Gauthier 


Jay Leno expects Conan O’Brien will return to late-night television as a head-to-head competitor against NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

“I think Conan will come back, and he’ll be strong and, you know, we’ll all compete against one another,” Leno told Joy Behar, host of HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show.”

“It should be me against [David] Letterman, against Conan, against [Jimmy] Kimmel, and then you see who wins,” he said, referring to all the other late-night comedians.

Behar turned the table — or the couch — on Leno while waiting backstage Tuesday for her “Tonight Show” appearance. More…