Jay Leno Talks USO Tours

Posted September 30, 2014 at 5:10am

Army Times reports: “It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno:”  

“’I had a funny thing happen to me the other day at my garage,’ the former ‘Tonight Show’ host told Army Times via telephone Monday afternoon, shortly before departing for a USO tour — his first since leaving the late-night game in February. “’The first [USO tour] I did was back in 1991. And the other day a soldier comes into my garage, fatigues on and everything, introduces himself and says, ‘I want to show you a picture.’”  

“’I look at the picture and I go, ‘Oh, man, my hair is almost black in this picture, and you look almost exactly the same!’ And he looks at me and he says, ‘That’s my dad.’ ”  

“The comedian whose career stretches through at least a generation of soldiers — and multiple Middle East combat operations — will headline the comedy tour, one that’s co-sponsored by the USO and NBC’s ‘Today’ show, as part of the program’s ‘Shine a Light’ initiative.”