Jay Leno

American comedian Jay Leno reacts during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Jay Leno to win nation’s top humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly retired from “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno is now being awarded the nation’s top humor prize for following in the tradition of satire and social commentary of Mark Twain, the Kennedy […]

06/18/2014

American comedian Jay Leno reacts during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Leno says he’s enjoying retirement

JERUSALEM (AP) — After two decades of hosting “the Tonight Show,” Jay Leno says his transition into retirement has been seamless. Without the daily grind of hosting NBC’s popular late-night show, Leno said he feels […]

05/21/2014

Nov. 5, 2012 photo of Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," on the set in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Leno to host award ceremony in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jay Leno sees a small silver lining in the recent collapse of U.S.-backed Mideast peace talks: It should make his job just a little easier when he performs in front of Israeli […]

05/08/2014

Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," on the set in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)

Fallon exits ‘Late Night, ‘ headed for ‘Tonight’

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not so much “goodbye” as “on break.” With Jimmy Fallon’s departure from “Late Night” on Friday after five years in the host chair, he will be off the NBC airwaves […]

02/07/2014

Fans wait outside NBC Studios before the final taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday Feb. 6, 2014 in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

After 22 years, Leno bids farewell to ‘Tonight’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno has said goodbye to “The Tonight Show” before, but not like this. The comedian became tearful and choked up Thursday as he concluded what he called the “greatest 22 […]

02/06/2014

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‘Late Night’ author talks about Leno’s retirement

Ben Alba is the author of “Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original Tonight Show.” He’s also a professor at DePaul University College of Law. He shares his thoughts about the changes at the […]

02/06/2014

This Oct. 12, 2012 photo released by NBC shows President Barack Obama  during an interview with host Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," in Burbank, Calif. After 22 years, Leno will host his last show on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Obama sends good wishes to Jay Leno

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is wishing Jay Leno well as the television host prepares to say farewell to “The Tonight Show” on Thursday. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says Obama is a Leno fan […]

02/06/2014

Jan. 13, 2013:  Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," left, and Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

After 22 years, Leno bids farewell to ‘Tonight’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno said farewell to “The Tonight Show” once before, but that turned out to be just a rehearsal. On Thursday, Leno is stepping down for the second and presumably last […]

02/06/2014

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Key dates in Jay Leno’s life and career

Jay Leno will step aside as “Tonight Show” host and be replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Leno has hosted the iconic late-night talk show for 22 years. Have a look at our Leno timeline.

02/06/2014

Nov. 5, 2012 photo of Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," on the set in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Bill Clinton was Leno’s top ‘Tonight’ target

NEW YORK (AP) — For Jay Leno, Bill Clinton was the comic gift who kept giving. By one exhaustive count, the outgoing “Tonight” show host made 4,607 jokes at the former president’s expense during his […]

02/04/2014

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