Jay Leno, the celebrated "Tonight Show" host and comedian, takes the stage at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday, July 1 at 7pm. A benefit dinner immediately follows at a nearby location. This is a rare stand-up appearance on Long Island by this TV late night legend. Don't miss out! There are two levels of tickets: Performance-only starts at $150 and the Benefit Dinner ticket ranges from $1,000-$1,500 including premium seating and reserved parking.
Performance Only Tickets:
($150-$250) visit GuildHall.org, Box Office, or call 631.324-0806.
For Performance & Benefit Dinner tickets:
($1,000-1,500) call 631.324.0806 or visit https://give.guildhall.org/seasonspectacular
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937
Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it's no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as "the hardest working man in show business."
Jay Leno's late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years.. After resuming hosting the 11:35 PM program following its one-time interruption, he made it once again the consistent and uninterrupted ratings leader for late night, once again leading all of the ensuing quarters handily, under the supervision throughout of executive producer Debbie Vickers. He has been honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for "Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series." "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has also taken home the trophy for "Favorite Late Night Show" in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and he was recently installed in the Television Academy's Broadcast Hall of Fame.
As if night-time dominance were not enough, Leno has also succeeded in the newest entertainment arena. "Jay Leno's Garage" of which he is a producer as well as star. The NBC creation, which is viewed at Jaylenosgarage.com, has gained an international following on the Web, not to mention an Emmy Award and two additional nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs. Leno, himself, is the recipient of the People's Choice Award and other honors, including the Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television. Other personal highlights include his induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Broadcasting Hall of Fame, his upcoming reception of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, an honor whose sole prior comedy/talk host recipient was Johnny Carson and an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Emerson College. Like Mr. Carson, Groucho Marx and an elite group of entertainment figures, he has been invited to have his papers installed in the Library of Congress. He also received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (asking that it be placed in front of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum since is where he was arrested for vagrancy when he first arrived in Hollywood. He also has set several land speed records and became the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.
An indefatigable performer, Leno loves to test his humor live on audiences across the nation, performing over 100 live appearances in nightclubs, theaters and stadiums each year, including during his long Tonight Show hosting. 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!"
His "everyman"-style and personality have helped him earn millions of He remains passionate about performing in front of live audiences, including the military, and appears regularly in Las Vegas, on college campuses around the United States and in other venues.
Founded over 80 years ago, Guild Hall is the Hampton's year-round visual and performing arts center wholly dedicated to serving the residents, members, families, and artists of the East End. The center offers enriching experiences by presenting relevant and meaningful programs and events, working in collaboration with artists, and providing a meeting place for the community. For more information, visit www.GuildHall.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.