Jay Leno, one of the country’s premier comedians, is best known for hosting top-rated television shows. He hosted The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009, The Jay Leno Show during prime time from 2009 to 2010 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 2010 to early 2014.
Early in his career, after honing his comedy in clubs nationwide, Leno moved to Los Angeles to begin his career in TV and film as a writer and actor. He made his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in March 1977 and was named permanent guest host in 1987. He continued touring on the comedy circuit and still averages over 150 gigs a year.
Leno has authored Leading with My Chin as well as two best-selling children’s books and four compilations of humorous newspaper headlines. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.