JAY LENO TO HEADLINE FORGOTTEN HARVEST’S 28TH ANNUAL COMEDY NIGHT AT THE FOX THEATRE APRIL 23

Tickets On Sale Friday, January 10 at 10 a.m.

Jan 8, 2020

(DETROIT – January 8, 2020) — Comedian Jay Leno will headline the 28th Annual Comedy Night hosted by Metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest, at the Fox Theatre in The District Detroit on Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. 

The event is Forgotten Harvest’s largest annual fundraiser and provides the opportunity for Forgotten Harvest and its supporters to celebrate their achievements in the community. 

Tickets (starting at $35) go on sale Friday, January 10 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at 313Presents.com, the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box offices and Ticketmaster.com. Corporate sponsorships start at $1,000 and can be purchased by contacting Rebecca Gade-Sawicki at (248) 864-7527.

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Jay Leno’s late-night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – he never lost a ratings year in which he served as host.

Leno, currently produces and is host of the CNBC Television series Jay Leno’s Garage now in its third season. Jay Leno’s Garage explores the world of cars, never forgetting that it’s the people behind the wheel who provide the real stories.  The series debuted in October 2015 and delivered CNBC’s most-watched first season in network history.  New episodes of Jay Leno’s Garage can be viewed on CNBC throughout the year.

The show is an outgrowth of Jay Leno’s Garage You Tube channel which Leno produces and has an international following on the Web and has garnered several Emmy Awards and nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs. 

His new product line Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care launched in December of 2016 and has been well received by the Automotive Industry worldwide. Products are available on lenosgarage.com.

When he’s not on TV, Leno performs more than 100 stand-up shows annually across the country and internationally; participates in numerous charity and corporate events, does voice-overs for animated series, pens children’s books, and writes a monthly column in various automotive magazines.  And in his “spare” time (as if he has any), he enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.  In fact, he has built a number of cars, including an acclaimed eco-car in his eco-friendly green garage.

Leno is the recipient of many honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.

He and his wife Mavis, an ardent human rights activist, live in Los Angeles.