Chosen College Comedian of the Year at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Joe was also nominated as best up-and-coming comedian at NYC’s MAC awards and was a finalist in the prestigious Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival. You may have heard him on the nationally syndicated radio show “Bob and Tom.” or seen him on the Tonight Show’s Laugh Squad, the Speed Channel and in the film “Stand-Up 360.
The Zarlengo Foundation proudly presents Tonight Show host, JAY LENO, live in concert at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Saturday, September, 10, 2011. Tickets are $65, $75, and $85, and go on sale Friday, March 25th at 10 AM online at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Pre-sale begins this Wednesday (3/23) at 10am, and runs until Thursday (3/24) at 10pm. For special pre-sale tickets, click here (password: comedy). Proceeds will benefit The Zarlengo Foundation, a Colorado-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose guiding principle is to support families of learning disabled children. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to schools and programs in the community that provide specialized education for children with learning disabilities, including but not limited to language-based, attention and nonverbal disabilities such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $350,000 to education-related causes in the Denver area. For additional information about The Zarlengo Foundation, please visit www.zarlengofoundation.org. For information on sponsorship packages, please contact Kathryn Zarlengo at 303-357-5633 / firstname.lastname@example.org
About Jay Leno...
Jay Leno follows in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson and is the host of the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Beginning his 14th season in May 2005, Leno has created his own unique late-night style with a combination of humor, talk and entertainment each night at 11:35 p.m. ET - the wee hours when viewers want to wind down with a few laughs before drifting off to dreamland.
Leno’s “everyman” style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide, but primarily in the regions where people can relate to his personable style and work ethic. He has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and the hardest-working -- a winning tandem for the man who says “Anyone can have a life - careers are hard to come by!”
In addition to the 13-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 United States 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.
Leno’s children’s book “If Roast Beef Could Fly” (from Simon & Schuster) hit bookstores in April 2004 and immediately was a New York Times Bestseller. His other book, “Leading with My Chin” (from HarperCollins), hit the 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 (book proceeds go to various charities).
Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York, and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Mavis, live in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.
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