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Sen. Ted Cruz to Make Late-Night Debut on 'Tonight Show'


By Tony Maglio

As the subject of much recent late-night humor, outspoken anti-Obamacare Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is getting the opportunity to turn the tables on the genre.

Cruz will make his first late-night appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Nov. 8, taking to the NBC show's couch to discuss the recent government shutdown, the debt ceiling, the gridlock in Washington and the current state of the Republican Party, the network said.

And, we expect, the Affordable Care Act.

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"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is from Big Dog Productions in association with Universal Television. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer. It airs at 11:35 p.m. weeknights.

Leno is scheduled to depart "The Tonight Show" — again — on Feb. 6

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