The premier Chicago entertainment destination, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, is proud to announce that infamous stand-up comedian, actor, producer and television host, Jay Leno is set to perform on Friday, August 23rd at 7 p.m. Leno will be making an appearance for a special night full of laughter and jokes.
Before Jay Leno became the host NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," he honed his comedy in clubs all over the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year. He opened for the likes of Tom Jones and John Denver and, after moving to Los Angeles, began his career in television and film, both writing behind the scenes and making appearances on shows such as "Welcome Back, Kotter" and films including "American Hot Wax." On March 2, 1977, Leno made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and was named permanent guest host in 1987. While he took over the desk full-time in 1992, Leno never stopped touring on the comedy circuit and still averages over 150 gigs a year.
Leno continues to keep in touch with people by shaking hands and getting "one-on-one" time with audiences all over the country, whether he takes the stage at a small club or at his weekly shows in Vegas. Perhaps this is why he continues to exude the "everyman" style and personality that has helped him earn millions of fans worldwide. He has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and undeniably the hardest working.
Jay says, "anyone can have a life—careers are hard to come by!"
Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Mavis, live in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.
Tickets for Jay Leno are available through Ticketmaster.
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If you want to see the biggest names in comedy and music live, you’ll find them at The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Chicago Casino located at 777 Casino Center Drive in Hammond, IN. For more information please call (219) 473-7000 or visit online at www.horseshoehammond.com.