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Jay Leno returning to Vail Valley for Beaver Creek show in July

Tickets start at $195 and are on sale now

Tickets to see comedian Jay Leno at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on July 5 are $195.
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In a summer that’s already bringing comedians Steve Martin & Martin Short to the Whistle Pig Vail series, the Vilar Performing Arts Center announced Thursday that Jay Leno returns to Beaver Creek on Friday, July 5.

Tickets start at $195 and on sale now at http://www.vilarpac.org. The show is at 8 p.m. The Vilar Center is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village.

This summer, the Vilar Center also hosts musicians Michael McDonald (July 17), Toots & The Maytals (July 26) and Buddy Guy (July 30), among others.

‘Everyman’-style

Jay Leno made a name for himself as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” for more than two decades where he dominated the ratings. His “everyman”-style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide. While he’s since passed the late-night comedy torch to Jimmy Fallon, Leno continues to make people laugh all around the United States. He performs over a hundred stand-up comedy shows a year at top venues around the country and abroad.

People have long related to Leno’s personable style and strong work ethic. Since he began working as a teenager, Leno has had two jobs. His first two involved cars and hamburgers — at McDonald’s and at a Ford dealership — which remain two of his passions today, he says. Most recently he’s been producing and hosting CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage,” a series exploring Americans’ obsession with cars.

Additionally, Leno is a best-selling children’s book author, a corporate speaker and a movie voice-over artist. 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, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.