Jay Leno

jay leno performing standup

Late night legend Jay Leno is a pillar of American standup. The comedian, author, actor, mechanic, and philanthropist dominated the ratings during his more than two decades of hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno before handing the reigns to current host Jimmy Fallon. Getting his start on popular sitcoms and substituting for Johnny Carson, Leno quickly struck a chord with audiences nationwide. His clear-eyed brand of abstracting the inherent hilarity in politics and pop culture is as original as it is wildly entertaining. Since leaving the late-night small screen, Leno has produced and starred in Jay Leno’s Garage, which follows Jay on an ever-fascinating journey of people, places, and cars. Leno’s performance at the Flynn marks the pioneering comic’s return to the MainStage in over a decade.