Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall
Friday, January 25, 2013
Jay Leno – named America's Favorite TV Personality in the 2009 Harris Poll – has been America’s late night leader for almost two decades. Join Silver Legacy in welcoming Jay to the Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, October 19 at 8pm.
Prior to embarking on the new show, and before returning to the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Jay served as the host of the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” since 1992. He followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, while at the same time creating his own unique late-night style with a combination of humor, talk and entertainment each night at 11:35 p.m. ET - the wee hours when viewers want to wind down with a few laughs before drifting off to dreamland. His outstanding and engaging combination enabled “The Tonight Show” to capture its timeslot for a remarkable 15 consecutive years, while making the show one of the most valuable properties not just for NBC but in all of television.
Jay has performed hundreds of comedy shows around the United States for the past 20-plus years. In 2001, he traveled to Bosnia, where he performed for military troops associated with the war in Afghanistan. Jay also traveled to Aviano, Italy to entertain military troops associated with the peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia. He remains passionate about performing in front of live audiences and appears regularly in Las Vegas, on college campuses around the United States and in other venues.
Jay 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). His other book, “Leading with My Chin” (from HarperCollins), hit the bookstores in 1998. He also 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).
One of the country’s premier comedians, Jay’s “everyman” style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide, who relate to his personable style and work ethic. He has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and the hardest-working.