Jay Leno

Late night talk show host

Stand-up comedian


April 28, 1950


New Rochelle, New York

New Rochelle, NY


71 years old


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A little about Jay


Leno has claimed that he has not spent any of the money he earned from The Tonight Show. Instead, he lives off his money from his stand-up routines.

I'll sleep when I'm dead

He is one of those people who claim to only need 4 or 5 hours of sleep per night to function.

My chin

He is known for his prominent jaw, which has been described as mandibular prognathism. In the book Leading with My Chin, he says he is aware of surgery that could reset his mandible, but does not wish to endure a prolonged healing period with his ja...

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What he would tell his younger self

Do exactly the same thing. Because every mistake you made will give you empathy for other people that make the same mistake


I always tell people that you should marry the person you wish you could have been. That’s a pretty good goal.


The secret to a long marriage is realizing there’s nothing really worth fighting about.


I always hate seeing performers going out and saying things like ‘I would like to talk seriously about the current political situation.’ Fuck that. I came here for the jokes, and that’s hopefully why people come to see me, as well.
You want to have a joke every six to nine seconds. I’m not one of those people who thinks ‘it was better in my day’ or any of that horse shit. When I go on The Tonight Show now, I don’t even sit down and talk. I just go out there, I do stand-up, and then I leave. Here’s Jay Leno. Here’s a bunch of jokes. Thank you and good night. I’ve never been narcissistic enough to think that people want to see me. I always feel like they want to see the product I produce.
It’s what you call evergreen topical. ’Cause most people don’t know anything. I learned on The Tonight Show, once you get past secretary of state, nobody has any idea who you’re talking about. They just don’t know anything. So you have to talk about, How ’bout the ECONOMY? And CONGRESS?
To me there’s nothin’ like bein’ a stand-up. When I watch Michelle Wolf, I love the fact that she loves to perform. I can tell she can’t wait to write a joke and tell a joke. There’s such an enthusiasm. Just the fact that she revels in being a comedian. She’s so anxious to get out there. She’s like an athlete. She runs out and she punches those jokes. And some work and some don’t, like all of us do. But she really enjoys it. I don’t see a lot of angst.