• Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    The recently-retired Tonight Show host and legendary stand-up comedian, Jay Leno, has been tapped to receive the coveted Kennedy Center’s 17th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. “Like Mark Twain, Jay Leno has offered us a lifetime’s worth of humorous commentary on American daily life,” said Kennedy Center chairman David M. Rubenstein. “For both men, no one was too high or too low to escape their wit, and we

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    Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)

    The comedy world lost a great talent over the weekend with the death of veteran comic David Brenner. He died Saturday in his Manhattan home from cancer. He was 78. The son of a vaudevillian singer-dancer-comedian Lou Murphy, Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936. He spent two years in the U.S. Army before attending Temple University, where he graduated with honors with a degree in mass communications. After college,

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    Jay Leno remembers the days before Justin Bieber in his final monologue (Video)

    As you very well know, last night was Jay Leno’s final night of hosting The Tonight Show after nearly 22 years behind The Desk That Johnny Built. Leno, a hardworking jokesmith known for his 7 minutes of jokes to start every show, delivered his final Tonight monologue. He addressed his penchant for leaving shows and coming back, reminisced on the differences between today and when he took over the show

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    Jay Leno gets emotional in Tonight Show farewell speech (Video)

    Jay Leno wished us all a teary “heartfelt goodnight” last evening as he hosted The Tonight Show for the final time after nearly 22 years in the host’s chair. The night was filled with his usual on-point monologue jokes, comical callbacks to his favorite Tonight moments, and a memorable send-off sing-along run by comedian Billy Crystal. Crystal was Leno’s first guest on the show after taking over for Johnny Carson

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    Bill Clinton tops the list of Jay Leno joke targets, study says

    Jay Leno concluded his nearly 22 year-run as the host of The Tonight Show yesterday and many are celebrating his reign by remembering their favorite late-night moments (“What the hell were you thinking?!”). One group of researchers chose to take reminiscing a step further. A recent study was released by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University that analyzed nearly 44,000 of Leno’s Tonight Show monologue

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    Jack Black, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian give Jay Leno a musical send-off (Video)

    Longtime friend Billy Crystal was Jay Leno’s first guest on The Tonight Show back on March 25, 1992 when Leno took over the late night chair from the legendary Johnny Carson. He promised his old buddy to be his final guest, too. “A promise made. A promise kept,” Crystal said last night. His appearance on the show was not limited to remincising about their old stand-up days. The multi-talented actor

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    CNN wants Jay Leno after he leaves The Tonight Show

    Jay Leno will finally hand over the keys to The Tonight Show (again) in February when Jimmy Fallon becomes the next host of the long-running late night show. What will Leno do with himself after the show? Last time he tried to retire, he attempted to do a half-hour show on NBC that failed and caused him to return in 2009. Many believed he would just play with his arsenal

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