When Jay Leno takes his “The Tonight Show” interview chair for the last time on Thursday, February 6, his guest will be the same person who was his first guest on the couch more than two decades ago – Billy Crystal.
Billy was Jay’s first guest when Jay took over “The Tonight Show” from Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992.
Joining Jay as musical guest on his final “Tonight Show” will be country music superstar Garth Brooks.
NBC also announced on Sunday that guests coming to “The Tonight Show” for Jay’s final week are Betty White on February 3 – her 19th appearance on the show.
Additionally, Matthew McConaughey will show up for the February 4 show, Sandra Bullock takes the couch on February 5 and “The Voice” coach and country star Blake Shelton appears February 6.
Incoming “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon will make a visit to Jay’s show on February 3. Jimmy’s first night as host of the program is Monday, February 17, following the Olympics.
-- Jolie Lash