Fact Check: Rumor Claims Jay Leno Signed Multi-Million CBS Deal for 'Non-Woke' Late Night Show. Here's the Truth

Facebook account SpaceX Fanclub
Facebook account SpaceX Fanclub


Jay Leno signed a multi-million dollar deal with CBS in late June 2024 for a "non-woke" late night show.


Rating: Labeled Satire
Rating: Labeled Satire

On June 21, 2024, the Facebook page SpaceX Fanclub posted a meme claiming television host Jay Leno signed a multi-million dollar deal with CBS in late June 2024 for a "non-woke" late night show.

"It's gonna be epic, can't wait," SpaceX Fanclub commented on the post.


Similar posts appeared elsewhere on Facebook in June 2024.

People replying to SpaceX Fanclub's image appeared to believe the claim, with one saying: "Awesome, hope it is true. All the late nite shows are full of woke idiots, not worth watching, unless you live in the basement at moms!"

Another user wrote: "I think I will stay awake for this!"

However, the TV host's CBS deal was not real. The post came from SpaceX Fanclub, a Facebook page that described its content as satirical in nature, as follows:

We post SATIRE, nothing on this page is real.

The caption on SpaceX Fanclub's Leno post even read: "Let's go Jay - Satire."

The meme also contained a "Rated Satire" badge in the top-left corner.

Snopes covered multiple satirical claims posted by the SpaceX Fanclub Facebook page, including one where it jokingly claimed basketball player Caitlin Clark signed a multi-million dollar deal with Samsung.

For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.


Hardinges, Nick. 'Caitlin Clark Signed Multi-Million Dollar Deal with Samsung?' Snopes, 20 June 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/caitlin-clark-multi-million-deal-with-samsung/.

Ibrahim, Nur. 'Elon Musk Invested $1B Into Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg's "Un-Woke" Production Studio?' Snopes, 25 Apr. 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/musk-gibson-wahlberg-studio/.

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Rascouët-Paz, Anna. 'Elon Musk Pulled Funding from Boy Scouts for Going "Woke"?' Snopes, 13 May 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/elon-musk-scouts-woke/.