Jay Leno showed a little solidarity for writers on Tuesday by appealing to their stomachs.
The former late-night host brought donuts to picketers outside Disney, where picketers marched around the block for hours. Lots of “thank you”;s were shouted as he quietly handed boxes to Randy while dressed in his signature denim outfit.
It’s a tradition for Leno to dole out deep-fried sweets: he even did so during the 2007 writers’ strike.
Other than a few appearancesLeno, 72, remained mostly out of sight after a gasoline fire burned his face, arms and chest in his Burbank garage in November. His schedule is pretty open these days, even after CNBC dropped his classic car series jay lenothe garage of premiered earlier this year after seven seasons.
The picketing at Disney and other locations around Los Angeles began at 1 p.m. today. WGA Committee Co-Chair Chris Keyser told the deadline They have no idea when the strike will end. “You never know. But I will say that as of this morning, we only hit 35 once every year, and we do it only when we see an existential threat to writing as a profession, as We did when we considered the idea that streaming wouldn’t pay us enough, where we didn’t have an estimate. So, I think the writers understand they need to stick together, and when Until we solve this problem, we will be together.