Jon Macks was back on my show today for his annual Oscars followup segment. Since he helps write the show and is backstage during the telecast, he always has stories about his encounters with the stars. This year, he had run-ins with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Peter O’Toole, and Al Gore.

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Jon Macks is a longtime staff writer for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” author of several books including “How To Be Funny,” and is developing a major motion picture for Universal. He has also written for the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Comic Relief, A Capitol Fourth, and many other TV events.