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PRESS Pass: Jay Leno

Jay Leno thinks politics has "got it all" when it comes to providing fodder for comedy.

"It has everything real life has: a lot of sex, money, attractive people, unattractive people trying to be attractive people," Leno said.

The NBC Tonight Show host also applauded the ability of presidential candidates to not take his jokes personally. "I like the fact that I can do weeks of Mitt Romney jokes, and Mitt Romney then comes here. Because I haven't insulted his religionI mean I've made fun of him, but I haven't questioned his patriotism or his loyalty or his family."

Having recently passed the 20th anniversary of taking over the Tonight Show, Leno reflected on what he thinks is the secret to success in late-night television: The key is to, "make that one-on-one connection" with the audience.

"You try to connect with people in the most basic way that you can. I like being a stand-up comedian because it’s just you, microphone and audience, and I try to bring that to The Tonight Show."

Watch David's entire PRESS Pass interview with Jay Leno above to hear more from The Tonight Show host on politics and which politicians have been more difficult to work with.