Jay Leno


Comedian, Political, TV Personality

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From May 1992 to February 2014, Jay Leno hosted the Emmy Award-winning, top-rated Tonight Show. Leno was named "Best Political Humorist" by Washingtonian Magazine and "One of Hollywood's Best Loved Stars" by TV Guide. He has also been honored with his own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

In addition to his autobiography Leading With My Chin, Jay Leno has published several volumes of Headlines, compilations and desk calendars featuring his favorite newspaper humor, as well as Jay Leno's Police Blotter, a book with humorous newspaper clips of police stories. Jay Leno is also the author of the children's book How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (Or Just In Your Class).

After making his first appearance on March 2, 1977 as a stand-up comedian, Jay Leno took over the reins as host of NBC's Emmy-winning Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1992, following in the footsteps of legendary late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. Leno's every-man style and personality have earned him millions of loyal fans all over the world, as people relate to his personable style and work ethic. He has been touted as one of the nicest people in Hollywood and the hardest-working in show business.

One of the country's premier comedians, Jay Leno has appeared and performed comedy shows around the United States for the past 30 years, as wells as performing in the Middle East to entertain thousands of American military men and women stationed there. Jay Leno still remains passionate about performing in front of live audiences and appears regularly in Las Vegas, on college campuses throughout the United States, and at various other venues. He is also widely known as a car and motorcycle aficionado, owning a large antique car and motorcycle collection consisting of various international models spanning from the early 1900's to modern vehicles.

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