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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Plot Synopsis

Each weeknight at 11:35pm ET/PT, host Jay Leno opens with a monologue lampooning current events and news, presents ongoing comedy segments, interviews celebrities, and welcomes comedians and musical acts to perform on THE TONIGHT SHOW stage. Leno's most popular comedy segments include: "Headlines," "Jaywalking," and "Battle of the Jaywalking All-Stars." In 2009, the show made history by being the first late-night show to host a sitting president when Leno welcomed President Barack Obama as a guest.
Scheduled guests for the final week of THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO include:
Monday, February 3: Jimmy Fallon, Betty White with musical guest Bonnie Raitt
Tuesday, February 4: Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley with musical guest Lyle Lovett
Wednesday, February 5: Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton with musical guest Vintage Trouble
Thursday, February 6 (final episode): Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Big Dog Productions
  • In association with Universal Television

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • March 19, 2009: First appearance by a sitting U.S. president (Barack Obama) on a late-night TV talk show.