Jay Leno appeared on The Ellen Show on Wednesday, Jan. 29 to discuss his final appearance on NBC's Tonight Show.
The Late Night host Jimmy Fallon is replacing Leno, starting Feb. 17, and while we're all sad to see him go, Leno joked about it.
"I can go out on a school night now. I've never been out in 22 years on a Wednesday night."
Leno thinks that Fallon "will do terrific" on the show. "I mean there really is a true generation gap," he said. "When I see him do a dance number with Justin Timberlake, well, I can't do that. I get it."
The comedian was previously replaced in 2009 by Conan O'Brian for 8 months. Due to his low ratings, NBC paid him $45 million to leave the network and Leno was brought back in 2010.
People believed it was Leno's decision when Conan left the show in 2009, and portrayed him as the bad guy, which he found upsetting. "I didn't quite understand that, but I never chose to answer any of those things or make fun of any other people involved," he said. "It's not my way."
But don't be so sad, guys! Jay Leno said he is not at retirement age yet and that he will continue working as a stand-up comedian.
"I was always a road comic," he said. "This was just my day job."
Hopefully we'll see more of Jay Leno soon!
Catch his spot on The Ellen Show below!
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