VIDEO: Billy Crystal Surprises Jay with All-Star Musical Farewell on Final TONIGHT SHOW
Marc Shaiman, who appeared along with Billy Crystal on Jay Leno's very first night of hosting THE TONIGHT SHOW 22 years ago, returned for last night's final show. The duo surprised Jay with an all-star musical tribute featuring the 'Shut Your Von Trapp Family Singers' as well as celebrities Sheryl Crow, Carol Burnett, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Jack Black, NBA star Chris Paul and Jim Parsons.
Watch the performance on Jay's final broadcast below!
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Click here to watch Billy Crystal's special monologue on last night's show!
Click here to watch Jay's heartfelt farewell to THE TONIGHT SHOW!
Jimmy Fallon will take over the reins of TONIGHT and bring the show back to New York City beginning Monday, February 17th.
About the show:
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" features a nightly monologue (the longest in late night), news-making guests, and ongoing comedy segments, including "Headlines," "Jaywalking" and "Battle of Jaywalking All-Stars." The result is a unique and humorous look at the daily happenings in the news and in pop culture.
The program is also a proven barometer of political clout. In 2009, the show made history by being the first late-night show to host a sitting president when Jay Leno welcomed President Barack Obama as a guest.
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is from Big Dog Productions in association with Universal Television. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer.
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