We are proud to welcome the legendary Jay Leno for the 20th Annual Nite of Lite Laughter this year on October 13th at the Bushnell! As we wait in anticipation for the day of the show to arrive, you can take some time to get to know the man behind the jokes!
His full first name is James!
You hear Jay, you assume Jason. But a quick Google search shows his full legal name is James Douglas Muir “Jay” Leno. The more you know.
He’s an avid car collector!
If you’ve watched his CNBC series Jay Leno’s Garage, you’re familiar with his collection. If not, Jay owns nearly 300 vehicles; cars and motorcycles. Many of them are vintage antiques. You can get a sneak peek at some of the priciest rides he owns here!
He appeared as a Michael Jackson defense witness!
In the 2005 molestation trial against the King of Pop, Jay served as a defense witness regarding a phone call made by the accuser. During that time, he was not allowed to tell any Michael Jackson jokes on The Tonight Show. More here!
He’s buried the hatchet with longtime late night rival, Jimmy Kimmel!
When Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son had to undergo emergency heart surgery, Jay called him to wish his family the best. Jimmy says, “he was very nice.”
Click HERE for information on how to get your tickets to the 20th Annual Nite of Lite Laughter with Jay Leno, benefitting the fight against breast cancer through the Hartford Heathcare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital.