Time is running out, if you plan to attend a “Tonight Show” taping hosted by Jay Leno. In two weeks, after 17 years, the veteran comic will host his last “Tonight Show,” on Friday, May 29. Leno told CNN he’s planning some surprises for his finale and he revealed the guests will include singer James Taylor and new “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien.
Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove —Winter 2009, folks wait outside NBC Studios for a taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Long lines near “The Tonight Show” studio is a very common sight in Burbank. More than likely those lines will be even longer as Leno count downs to his final appearance as the official host of “The Tonight Show.” Leno and his staff will be moving out of their old digs, but they’re not going far. Only across the lot to some production offices for “The Jay Leno Show” scheduled for this September.
Leno’s new comedy talk-variety show is slated for the 10-to-11 p.m. slot five nights a week. It’s a major challenge, but Leno plans to offer what he does best; comedy and jokes. The way he sees it “… 10 o’clock is like the new 11:30…”