Jay Leno plays the MGM Grand

Feb 3, 2003 1:22 AM

"The Tonight Show" host, Jay Leno, performs his stand-up comedy act at the MGM Grand’s EFX Theatre February 7-8 and February 21-22. Showtime is 9 p.m. nightly. Tickets are priced at $70 and $60 can be purchased through any MGM Grand ticketing outlet or by calling MGM Grand Reservations at (702) 891-7777.

Leno is now in his 10th season as host of the Emmy Award-winning late show and brings his own unique style to viewers who are looking to wind down at night with a few laughs.

His "everyman" style and personality have earned him millions of fans worldwide. Touted as one of the nicest and hardest-working people in show business, Leno has appeared in hundreds of comedy shows around the country over the past 20 years.

Leno remains most passionate about performing in front of a live audience where he can do what he does best ”” tell jokes.

Leno follows in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson.

In addition to the 10-year milestone, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has experienced numerous highlights during its reign, including winning two Emmy Awards ”” the first in 1995 for Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series, and the second in 1996 for Outstanding Technical Direction.

In 1999 and 2000, "The Tonight Show" took home the trophy for Favorite Late Night Show in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers. Leno’s personal highlights include receiving a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.

Prior to becoming host of "Tonight," Leno had been the exclusive guest host on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" since September 1987. He first appeared as a guest on the show March 2, 1977, and he made numerous additional appearances on "Tonight" as well as NBC’s former program "Late Night with David Letterman."

One of the country’s premier comedians, Leno has appeared in hundreds of comedy shows around the U.S. for the past 20 years. In 2001, he traveled to Bosnia, where he performed for military troops associated with the war in Afghanistan.

Leno also traveled to Aviano, Italy in 1995 to entertain military troops associated with the peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia. He remains passionate about performing in front of live audiences and appears regularly in Las Vegas, on college campuses around the United States and in other venues.