Top-rated The Tonight Showhost Jay Leno will bring his popular stand-up show back to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 3 at noon.
Before Jay Leno became the host of the top-rated The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he honed his comedy in clubs all over the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year. He opened for the likes of Tom Jones and John Denver and, after moving to Los Angeles, began his career in television and film, both writing behind the scenes and making appearances on shows such as Welcome Back, Kotter and films including American Hot Wax.
On March 2, 1977, Leno made his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was named permanent guest host in 1987. While he took over the desk full-time in 1992, Leno never stopped touring on the comedy circuit and still averages over 150 gigs a year.
Leno continues to keep in touch with people by shaking hands and getting “one-on-one” time with audiences all over the country, whether he takes the stage at a small club or at his weekly shows in Vegas. Perhaps this is why he continues to exude the “everyman” style and personality that has helped him earn millions of fans worldwide. He has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and undeniably the hardest-working – a winning tandem for the man who says, “Anyone can have a life – careers are hard to come by!”
The comedian is not just for grown-ups. Appealing to a younger generation, Leno has authored two New York Times best-selling children’s books, How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (or Just in Your Class) and If Roast Beef Could Fly (both from Simon & Schuster). He also released Leading with My Chin (HarperCollins) in 1998. He has published four versions of Headlines, the compilation of books and desk calendars featuring his favorite funny newspaper headlines, and Police Blotter, a book with more humorous newspaper clips involving police stories (book proceeds go to various charities).
In addition to hosting The Tonight Show, his worldwide stand-up comedy appearances around the country and his writing career, Leno can also include Emmy-nominated internet star/producer to his resume.
Tickets cost $129, $104, $79, $54*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply