Jay Leno

Jay Leno8 posts
20 Nov, 2014

Gives a car to wounded veteran

Leno gives a brand new Dodge Hellcat to Cpl. Ethan Laberge, a veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Leno meets Laberge while on his USO comedy tour. Leno:

Everybody helps the soldiers with medical issues and all those important things, but sometimes, that can be like getting socks for Christmas. You want to give them something that’s fun, something that has nothing to do with what happened to them.

19 Sep, 2014

Comedy show for troops planned

On The Today Show, Roker, as part of the show’s Shine a Light series, announces he will shine a light on American troops and the sacrifices they have made for their country. Roker will join Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Robinson, Iliza Shlesinger and the United Service Organizations (USO) to put on a comedy show for the military in the Middle East in October 2014. Roker has set up a fundraising site at https://www.crowdrise.com/roker  All proceeds will go to support the USO and its programs for the troops and their families.

1 Feb, 2003

O Magazine interview


Leno discusses when he decided to pursue comedy as a career in an interview with O Magazine.

I always had day jobs, and I did comedy at night. I’d put my comedy money in one pocket and my job money in another, and I’d live on my comedy money. I still do. When it got to the point that one night of comedy was more than a week’s worth of day job money, I thought, Let me get myself some more nights of comedy and lose this regular job.

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