Leno Prepares For Last Show and Receives Gift From Blake Shelton
Tonight marks the last night Jay Leno will host NBC's The Tonight Show. BRB, I think I have something in my eye.
After 22 years as host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno will sign off this evening for the last time. After the Olympics, Late Night host Jimmy Fallon will take over the reigns, moving the show to New York, and signifying the end of an era. I don't know about you, but for me, this is a little sad. Jay Leno has always been my favorite late night host, and in my household, watching on weeknights before bed was part of our daily routine. And we aren't the only ones. At 63, Leno will exit as the number one late night host on television.
Although I've been a fan of many of Leno's bits, such as headlines or Jay walking, my favorite thing about the Tonight Show host is his humble attitude. Seemingly unpretentious, Jay Leno just seems like a guy you'd want to be friends with. I also have always appreciated the fact that he never used his position to push his political agenda on viewers. The same can't be said about many of his late night peers. *Cough* Letterman and Colbert * This was a sentiment that Blake Shelton echoed when he made his final appearance with Jay last night. Shelton was visibly choked up when addressing Leno, and ended his visit with a gift that made us all chuckle. Check out the video below to see for yourself.
Jay's final show will air tonight at 10:35 central. I, for one, will definitely be tuned in (maybe with tissues in hand). Although I will definitely miss Jay, at least the Tonight Show is in good hands. I only hope this isn't the last we see of Jay Leno. What would you like to see next from the comedian? Tweet me, @DaniOnUS105!