Venue: Terry Fator Theatre
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: July 19, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Show Times: 10pm
Age Restriction: 16
Show Length: 2 hours, including a 30-minute opening act
Starting at $86.84
Jay Leno is one of the most popular comedians in America -- and that may be because people find it so easy to relate to him. Not only does he joke about the things that happen to all of us in everyday life, but he has been such a familiar fixture on television for the past 17 years that seeing his live show is sort of like going to see an old friend.
Leno began his stand-up career in nightclubs, where he worked 300 nights a year before hitting it big in 1992 with his own late-night talk show, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." He replaced Johnny Carson as host after having been a regular substitute host for Carson since 1987.
Leno recently handed over the reins of "The Tonight Show" to Conan O'Brien but will continue on the small screen with his own prime time talk show.
Outside of his television career, Leno has continued to regularly perform his stand-up routine. In his show at the Mirage, he takes the stage dressed in a suit and performs for an hour and a half, firing off his observational, conversational-style jokes in rapid fire succession.
Whether it's discussing the inconveniences of airport security, the crazy side effects from medication or skyrocketing gas prices, Leno has audiences laughing about the things we all deal with on a daily basis.
Another target of Leno's jokes is the problem with weight and food portions in the United States. Leno jokes that combination meals at Carl's Jr. come with a Coke, fries and a headstone.
He also observes that with the recent popularity of flat screen TVs, our TVs are getting thinner while we're getting fatter.
Pets are a huge part of many people's lives and Leno gets a lot of laughs by wondering about women's affection for cats. Women love cats because they are independent, he says; because cats can sleep where they want, eat when they want, leave home for days and yet still come back happy. "Why is it," he asks, "that everything women hate about men, they love about their cat?"
Leno also enjoys poking fun at the latest headlines, whether it be politics or popular culture.
He comments on the popularity of reality shows like "Cops" and questions why the criminals are always able to outrun the cops, but not the camera man.
Taking a break from his standard routine, Leno also shows how good he is at improvisational comedy when he chats with various audience members. Quick on his feet, Leno takes what the audience gives him, be it their occupation or age, and turns it into yet another funny moment in a show that's filled with laughs.