Leno was a guest on Craig Ferguson's "Late Late Show" Tuesday night and talked about his career plans after his "The Tonight Show" gig ends, reportedly in February of next year.
"I like the road," Leno says when Ferguson asks about what's ahead. "Because when you're a comic, you know when it's working or not. When you're in T.V. you don't know."
Leno talks about his early days as a comedian and being the act that followed Richard Pryor at the Comedy Store. "You really found out if something was funny," he adds. "I would have to work - comics are inherently lazy - and I just got rid of everything that didn't kill."
What's not ahead for Leno is reality TV, he insists. "Reality shows aren't shows. There's nobody writing it. There's just a camera following people around - that's not a T.V. show."