HOLLYWOOD, Fla. â€“ Top-rated The Tonight Show host Jay Leno will bring his popular stand-up show back to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 30 at 8 p.m. replacing Lewis Black comedy show originally scheduled for December 30.
Leno followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson as the host of the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” he honed his comedy in clubs all over the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year.
Leno, recently named America’s Favorite TV Personality by the 2009 Harris Poll, 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. Leno has authored two New York Times best-selling children’s books, “How to be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (Or Just In Your Class)” and “If Roast Beef Could Fly” (both from Simon & Schuster). His other book, “Leading with My Chin” (from HarperCollins), hit bookstores in 1998. He also has published four versions of “Headlines,” the compilation of books and desk calendars featuring his favorite funny newspaper headlines, and “Police Blotter,” a book with more humorous newspaper clips involving police stories. In addition to working on the return of “The Tonight Show,” his worldwide stand-up comedy appearances around the country and his writing career, Leno can also include Emmy-nominated Internet star/producer to his resume.
Lewis Black comedy show entitled â€œIn God We Rustâ€ was previously scheduled for December 30 at 8 p.m. Black has cancelled and will not be rescheduling his comedy show due to illness. Tickets for the Lewis Black December 30 show will remain valid for the Jay Leno show. Patrons holding tickets wish not to attend the Jay Leno show can be refunded at the point of purchase.
Tickets cost $104, $84, $64 & $44*; All seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open Tuesday â€“ Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Sunday & Monday â€“ only open on event days at noon. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.