Five funniest ‘Tonight Show’ moments with Jay Leno

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon.
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Thursday night, Jay Leno hosts “The Tonight Show” for the final time.

For more than 20 years, Leno has kept the ratings up for NBC’s late-night television show by providing a broad stream of comedy and a safe haven for celebrity guests. Tonight, Leno passes the torch to Jimmy Fallon with faith that he’ll carry on the show’s legacy. After hosting more than 4,600 shows, Leno has had some memorable guests appear on the show and even more memorable moments.

Here are Metro’s picks for the top five funniest moments on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”:

5. In 2006, Leno gets Naomi Campbell’s critiques on Caollin Farrells modeling career

4. In 1994, Jim Carrey has one of his best interviews ever with Leno on “The Tonight Show.” In this clip, Carrey closes the show singing “White Christmas.”

3. In 1995, Leno had a memorable interview with Hugh Grant.

2. Leno has had some very funny moments with Terry Bradshaw on the show, but here’s one of our favorites of Terry describing what it was like to have his back waxed.

1. Finally, just last year, Kevin Hart shared his experience at a Beyonce concert with Leno.


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