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06/02/2014 Jay Leno leaves The Tonight Show after 22 years as its host

Leno left The Tonight Show for good and was succeeded by Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, at which time the series returned to New York for the first time since 1972. The handover to Jimmy Fallon has been amicable, with Leno and Fallon giving joint interviews and the younger comic appearing on "The Tonight Show" penning mock thank-you notes to his mentor and promising to do him proud.


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