Late night TV Lovers will be thrilled to learn that comedian and much acclaimed late-night TV host Jay Leno will be visiting our fair city when he brings his Stand-Up Show to Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on September 11. It is sure to be a wild and crazy night, full of he-haws and guffaws as the king of late-night TV comes to perform right in your own backyard. It's most definitely an event stand-up and late-night TV fans will not want to miss.
Of course, Leno does much more than dominate late-night TV ratings, but how he finds time to do all he does is a mystery to many. The philanthropist also finds time to write best-selling children's books, lends his voice as a movie voice-over artist, build and work on cars and is also an in-demand corporate speaker. Leno's latest venture into the entertainment spotlight is “Jay Leno's Garage”, which has received international attention on the Web. It's not hard to see why Leno is known widely as “the hardest working man in show business.”
Obviously all the hard work has led Leno to much well-deserved success, not to mention industry accolades, with awards being honored to him left and right, including an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series, “ not to mention “The Tonight Show” taking home the trophy for “Favorite Late Night Show” in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers. The comedian extraordinaire has also received several Emmy Awards and nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs. Leno produces the NBC creation with Robert Angelo. Leno is also a recipient of the People's Choice Awards, as well as being named the most popular star on TV by the Harris Poll. Honestly, the list goes on and on.
With Leno being such a super-man of comedy and other genres, this show is bound to sell out fast, so I'd advise you to make an alarm, calendar event or sticky note on your wall calendar, to be one of the first in line or on the phone to purchase your tickets. The tickets go on sale Friday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. at tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.