Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950), comedian, host of The Tonight Show.
Jay Leno is host of NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. " Leno has been the host since May 25, 1992.
Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" is a distinctive mix of comedy led by his nightly topical monlogues) guest interviews and musical performances, combined with the upbeat and recognizable music of Grammy award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and "The Tonight Show" band.
Since Jay Leno became host, the program has received numerous Emmy Award nominations. Leno was named the best political humorist by Washingtonian Magazine and TV Guide named him one of the "Best Loved Stars" in Hollywood in a recent issue. As an added bonus, "The Tonight Show" was named favorite television show in Europe where it airs on the NBC Superchannel in more than 32 countries.
Prior to becoming host of "The Tonight Show," Leno had been the exclusive guest host of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" since September 1987. Jay Leno first appeared as a guest on the show March 2, 1977 and after numerous appearances on NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman," Leno was named one of several on-going guest hosts in September 1986.
One of the country's premier comedians, Jay Leno has appeared and performed in as many as 300 comedy shows each around the United States for the past 20 years. In 1991 Jay Leno performed in the Middle East to entertain thousands of American military men and women stationed there. Jay Leno remains passionate about performing in front of live audiences and appears regularly in Las Vegas, on college campuses around the U.S. and other venues.
Jay Leno also has published four versions of "Headlines": compilations and desk calendars featuring his favorite newspaper humor. He recently completed "Police Blotter," a book with more humorous newspaper clips involving police stories. Proceeds from the book sales go to various charities.
Jay Leno was born in New Rochelle, NY and was raised in Andover, MA. Jay Leno and his wife Mavis live in Los Angeles. In his spare time, Jay Leno enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.
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