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Don’t miss the UA Presents season opener with America’s favorite television personality Jay Leno. Details: Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; Tickets are between $45 and $110. For more information, call 621-3341, or visit the website at www.ticketmaster.com.
The televised announcement of “The Late Show” host David Letterman’s retirement sparked an immediate knee-jerk reaction of public speculation over who would be chosen to fill the void left by the longest running talk show host. Familiar names began to enter the fray as potential successors. Rumors circulated regarding Neil Patrick Harris, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and even Jay Leno as the next torch bearer. Ultimately, however, it would be Comedy Central’s golden goose, Stephen Colbert, who would be awarded the opportunity to take his talents to one of the most coveted spots in television.
Main Gate Square's Friday Night Live! Jazz Summer Concert Series will feature Crystal Stark on April 18 in Geronimo Plaza, 814 E. University Blvd. The concert series is alternating Fridays at 7 p.m. through Aug. 27.
David Letterman, host of the “Late Show”, announced his retirement during the taping of the April 3 episode, ending his 21-year run as the host of the show sometime in 2015.
Top rated television shows should not get cancelled. The viewer’s tune in because they like the show. Jay Leno didn’t cause the demise of Conan O’Brien’s show; the viewers did by changing the channel. Jimmy Fallon is very talented, but it remains to be seen if the younger viewers will watch the show and support the sponsors. It’s a gamble for NBC and The Tonight Show.
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The last 22 years have brought their fair share of monologues, skits, and television comedy, but the time has finally come for Jay Leno to make his final bow. The 63-year-old host of “The Tonight Show” will ride off into the sunset on Feb. 6, leaving behind a legacy that will last well beyond his years. Young “Late Show” host Jimmy Fallon is waiting in the “Tonight Show” bullpen, currently slated to take the reins of America’s number one talk show.
This year saw an epic catalogue of YouTube hits. From twerking to shaking to cute kids, 2013 had hundreds of viral trends to remember— some with reverence, others with disgust and others still with sheer confusion.
Jay Leno, known by many as the face of The Tonight Show, one of the most famous late-night talk shows in the nation, will soon be looking for a new job. Just a few days ago, executives at NBC announced their intentions of not only cutting Leno from his well established place as the host of The Tonight Show, a position he has held since 1992, but that Leno will be replaced with another familiar comedic face. Jimmy Fallon, famous for his work on Saturday Night Live and Light Night with Jimmy Fallon, has been announced to be Jay Leno's replacement as the host of The Tonight Show next year.
Kathleen Madigan, who has been deemed by her peers as “the funniest woman comic in America,” didn’t disappoint when she visited The Rialto Theater on Feb. 17. The stop was one of many in her nationwide tour lasting through Oct. 13, when Madigan returns to her hometown of St. Louis for a final act.
Tucsonans in need of a good laugh should make a trip to The Rialto Theater on Feb. 17 for the arrival of comedian Kathleen Madigan. Madigan is in the midst of a nationwide comedy tour, and has chosen The Rialto as one of her stops.
Singer Christina Perri will perform July 18 at the Hotel Congress in support of her debut album, “Lovestrong.” The concert starts at 7 p.m.
In this space a week ago, an attempt was made to illustrate that times gone by never really go away.
Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, violence, sexuality, language and some drug references. Running time: 105 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.