New York-born Funnyman Jay Leno made a rare appearance in Toronto tonight at Massey Hall, returning back to his Stand-Up Comedy roots. He would go on to become World-famous after a series of Stand-Up stints and appearances on The Tonight Show before he himself would go on to host the Program from 1992 to 2013, with Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien counting among his Successors.
Fans queued early at the Venue to meet the traditionally giving Star and he went far above and beyond, greeting a crowd of Fans outside the Stage Door upon arrival, speedily downing his Burger King in his SUV, to give them generous face time. True proof of his humble lifestyle.
Leno joked about my Nikon D3300, telling me, “What phone is that?!?”, zipping through Autographs and Selfies.
The Show has Leno walking down memory lane in what has been nothing short of a stellar career which has seen him also as an accomplished Voice Actor, Children’s Book Author and Philanthropist.
After weeks of speculation, at last Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno confirm what we already sorta knew! Indeed, Fallon will be taking over hosting duties for Leno on 60-years-running institution The Tonight Show beginning 2014 after Leno‘s contract ends and the Show moves from West to East Coast.
To address the rumours, both Fallon and Leno put together a Musical Sketch featuring Tonight from West Side Story, where we learn that wow! the latter can actually sing amazingly well! Mostly funny, the Sketch also captures Leno‘s sadness as he reflects upon an ending chapter and Fallon‘s gratitude for the opportunity.
Watch it below:
Meanwhile, Fallon‘s Saturday Night Live Alumni and Friend Seth Meyers is said to be a lock to take-over Fallon‘s current gig on NBC‘s Late Night Franchise. More to come on this…
So basically, Seth Meyers is the new Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon is the new Jay Leno. And Jay Leno is leaving on-top.