THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 AT 7:30PM

Providence, RI –JAY LENO, acclaimed TV late night show host and admired stand-up comedian, returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30P. Leno previously performed at PPAC as part of the Theatre’s 2015 Annual Gala.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, August 3 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and online at Tickets are $125 - $45; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

From now until September 5, the Box Office is open Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.

Widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business,” Jay Leno is also a best-selling children’s book author, much in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and a philanthropist.

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 YouTube Channel, which Leno produces. His channel 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

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 “Popular Mechanics.”  In his “spare” time, 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 other 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, 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.


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