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To: weegee
Jay makes real good money off of his standup gigs. He still makes appearances.

Standup gigs? LMAO. Leno doesn't do standup gigs as a livelihood anymore. Leno slogged through the standup cesspool for 20 years in the whimsical dream that he'd one day get the Tonight Show job. The best gig in the world. The Tonight Show is a fulltime obligation with enough stress, demands and creative expression for any man.

I'll ping you when the Leno/Letterman/O'Brien road show gets underway.

61 posted on 01/24/2005 2:49:51 AM PST by Barlowmaker
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To: Barlowmaker
It's true. I have heard that Jay Leno spends his weekends doing stand-up, and actually lives off of that money, while putting his Tonight Show pay in the bank. He's a workaholic and takes very little vacation time.

"Standup gigs? LMAO. Leno doesn't do standup gigs as a livelihood anymore. Leno slogged through the standup cesspool for 20 years in the whimsical dream that he'd one day get the Tonight Show job. The best gig in the world. The Tonight Show is a fulltime obligation with enough stress, demands and creative expression for any man."

93 posted on 01/24/2005 3:19:45 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Barlowmaker

Leno does between 100-150 corporate standup gigs a year. Apparently at about $100,000 a pop.

That's 10 to 15 million a year.

Which is why he's able to bank his Tonight Show salary and live off of his standup money.

And yes, he admits he's a workaholic.

Greg


122 posted on 01/24/2005 6:46:47 AM PST by chaosagent (It's all right to be crazy. Just don't let it drive you nuts.)
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