Thursday night: End of an era for the ‘Tonight Show,’ Oklahoman as final guest
Thursday night is the end of an era as Jay Leno hosts the “Tonight Show” for the last time.
Jimmy Fallon will take over in a couple of weeks, becoming only the sixth person to host the show in over 60 years.
After spending 22 years at the helm, minus a brief departure in 2009, Jay Leno is stepping down for good.
Billy Crystal, who was Leno’s first guest on his first show in 1992 will be one of the final two guests on the show.
In addition to Crystal, Oklahoman Garth Brooks will perform Thursday night.
Producers say fans shouldn’t be surprised if some well-known friends of Leno stop by the final show.
Leno has been number one in the ratings for the last 17 years straight.
Thursday not only marks Leno’s final show but also the last one in the city the show has called home since 1972.
That’s when Johnny Carson moved it to Los Angeles from New York.
Leno, a well-known workaholic, is returning to his standup roots.