NEW YORK, NY—Time clearly doesn’t heal all wounds.
O’Brien, entertaining the crowd at Wednesday’s WarnerMedia upfront at the Theater at Madison Square Garden with a blood-drawing standup routine that was the comedy equivalent of barbed wire, took the opportunity to skewer the company’s new chairman of news and sports. Zucker played the decisive role in taking The Tonight Show away from O’Brien, and giving it back to Jay Leno, when Zucker was chief executive and chairman of NBCUniversal a decade ago.
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