Bill Hicks kicked off some 16 years ago, but not before being way out in front on having Jay Leno pegged.
Here's the full bit. The comedian Payton Oswalt probably had the killer sum-it-up for Leno: "It doesn't even feel like a bad guy winning, it feels like a guy winning who doesn't even know why he wants to win the thing." You would expect no less from someone who shilled for Doritos back when he was only making $3 million per year at a time when that was still a lot of money.
Meantime, 19 years later, wherever Johnny Carson is, he finally has an answer to, "Just how pissed off are you?"