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Jay Leno Pauses Production on ‘You Bet Your Life’ Amid Writers Strike

Jay Leno’s game show You Bet Your Life will pause production amid the WGA work stoppage in support of striking writers. The comedian, WGA member and host of the Fox comedy quiz series announced the decision on Monday morning. “As a member of the Writers Guild for almost 40 years, I truly understand and stand in […]

Jay Leno Shows Solidarity for Striking Writers, Passes Out Donuts (Again)

History repeated itself Tuesday when Jay Leno visited the striking writers’ picket line to show his support and brought along some donuts. The former Tonight Show host pulled up to the picket outside Walt Disney Studios in Burbank and began distributing donuts from Randy’s. Several videos posted to social media captured Leno’s acts of generosity […]

Jay Leno Says He Broke His Collarbone, Ribs and Kneecaps in Recent Motorcycle Crash

Jay Leno revealed that he’s recovering from more injuries. In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal published Thursday, the comedian was asked how he was doing after his November gas fire accident and revealed that he was recently knocked off his motorcycle and suffered from varied injuries as a result. “It’s so funny you […]

Jay Leno’s 30-Year Run at NBCUniversal Poised to End as CNBC Cancels His ‘Garage’ Car Series

Comedian Jay Leno‘s 30-year run of having a TV show on one of NBCUniversal’s TV channels appears to be ending. A CNBC source tells The Hollywood Reporter that it has decided to cancel the reality show Jay Leno’s Garage, which has been a staple of its primetime lineup since 2015.  The cancellation comes amid a […]

Jay Leno Details Burn Treatment, Shares Current Condition After Gas Fire

Jay Leno seems to be in good spirits after suffering third-degree burns in a garage fire last month. In an interview with NBC News’ Hoda Kotb that aired on Wednesday’s Today show, the former Tonight Show host detailed his treatment and recovery from the fuel line incident in which his face caught on fire, as […]

Jay Leno Reveals How He Sustained Third-Degree Burns in Garage Incident: “I’m on Fire”

Jay Leno has revealed how he sustained third-degree burns in a garage fire last month. The former Tonight Show host told NBC News’ Hoda Kotb that he was injured while working on one of his vintage cars, specifically a 1907 White Steam Car. “The fuel line was clogged so I was underneath it,” Leno says […]

Adam Sandler to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

One of comedy’s highest honors is headed Adam Sandler’s way. The superstar comedian has been selected to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The Hustle star will receive the honor during a gala ceremony at Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 19. The Mark Twain Prize “recognizes […]

Jay Leno Makes Stand-Up Return After Being Treated for Burn Injuries

Jay Leno has returned to stand-up comedy two weeks after suffering third-degree burns when a fire broke out in his Burbank garage. The former Tonight Show host performed for one hour at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California, a venue he has appeared at almost weekly on Sunday nights since 1978. On […]

Jay Leno Released From Burn Center After Being Treated for Garage Fire Injuries

A little over a week after suffering third-degree burns when a fire broke out in his Burbank garage, Jay Leno has been released from the Grossman Burn Center, where he was being treated for his injuries. The Center, which announced the former Tonight Show host’s discharge on Monday, also shared the above photo of Leno […]

Jay Leno Has Surgery for Burns From Car Fire, in Good Condition

Jay Leno underwent surgery for serious burns suffered when flames erupted as he worked on a vintage car and remains hospitalized for further treatment, the physician overseeing his care said Wednesday. The former Tonight Show host was in good condition and his wife, Mavis, is with him at the Grossman Burn Center north of Los […]

Jay Leno Seriously Injured in Garage Fire

Jay Leno has been seriously injured by a fire that broke out in his Burbank car garage. The 72-year-old former late night icon was burned in what he has described as a gasoline fire on Sunday, a source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The former Tonight Show host was reportedly taken to Grossman Burn Center […]

Budd Friedman, Founder of the Improv, Dies at 90

Budd Friedman, the comedy club pioneer who founded the original Improv in New York in 1963 and gave early career breaks to the likes of Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman, has died. He was 90.  Friedman died Saturday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his […]