(Feb. 21, 2020) A limited number of tickets are available to see comedian, actor and car enthusiast Jay Leno at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center, inside the convention center on 40th Street, on Thursday, May 14.

Leno is known for his stand-up comedy as well as the host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” from 1992 to 2014.

His primetime show, “The Jay Leno Show,” aired from 2009 to 2010. Since 2014, Leno has hosted “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

“We think he’s a great comedian,” convention center Director Larry Noccolino said. “It’s absolutely amazing. We’re so excited.”

Acclaimed TV late night show host, stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist, Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Leno is the recipient of many honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize, recipient of the Patriot Award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.

Leno will perform comedic stand-up and discuss cars, since he will be in Ocean City during the spring Cruisin’ event.

“He’s a car enthusiast and when I say car enthusiast, he [covers] everything from jalopies to high performance to muscle cars to classics,” Noccolino said. “I would say he’s going to talk a lot about cars, but he’s going to mix in his brand of comedy as well.”

Leno will have two shows on Thursday, May 14. The first will take place at 7 p.m. and the other at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets sold by the convention offer two prices: $65 and $75 for each show. There are 1,212 seats in the Performing Arts Center.

“The way the phones are ringing, we expect to sell out both shows,” he said. “You won’t find a bad seat in the house.”

For more information, call the convention center at 410-289-2300. For tickets, visit the OC Box Office, call Ticketmaster 1-800-551-SEAT or go online at DelmarvaConcerts.com.

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