Acclaimed TV late night show host, stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and philanthropist Jay Leno will take the stage at Tachi Palace in Lemoore for a 7:30pm concert on Thursday, November 13.
Often characterized as “the hardest working man in show business,” Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over 19 years.
He is the recipient of the People’s Choice Award and other honors, including the Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television. Other personal highlights include his induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame, his reception of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University (an honor whose sole prior comedy/talk host recipient was Johnny Carson) and an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Emerson College.
Leno, who has been invited to have his papers installed in the Library of Congress, has also received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (asking that it be placed in front of the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum where he was arrested for vagrancy when he first arrived in Hollywood). He also has set several land speed records and became the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.
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