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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.
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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.
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.