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Jay Leno is coming to SLO County

Comedian Jay Leno performs during the SeriousFun Children’s Network event at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in 2015. Leno will take the stage Sept. 23 at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles.
Comedian Jay Leno performs during the SeriousFun Children’s Network event at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in 2015. Leno will take the stage Sept. 23 at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles. Invision/Associated Press

One of the kings of late-night television will show off his stand-up comedy chops next month in Paso Robles.

Jay Leno is slated to perform Sept. 23 at Vina Robles Amphitheatre.

The winner of two Emmy Awards, Leno is best known as the longtime host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” replacing Johnny Carson in 1992. Leno permanently stepped down from “The Tonight Show” in 2014.

The silver-haired, big-chinned car buff now hosts the CNBC series “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

Leno is the latest in a series of high-profile comics to perform at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in recent years. “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah played the venue in June, and stand-up comedians Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer performed there last year.

Tickets for Leno’s show cost $50 to $85, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

For information, call 805-286-3680 or visit www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.

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