Just six days after being discharged from a burn center after a serious accident that badly burned his face, chest and hands, Jay Leno returned to the stage to deliver his brand of comedy CNN.
On Sunday, the legendary comedian was greeted by a sold-out crowd at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California, who were delighted to see him return to his regular evening shows.
The venue has served as Leno’s home base almost every Sunday since the early 1990s, a place to test out new material for his stand-up show and old Tonight Show monologues.
Triumphant return: Jay Leno, 72, returned to the stage for the first time since a fire accident in his garage severely burned his face, chest and hands
Leno, 72, was first seen driving to the club with his beloved wife Mavis sitting next to him in the passenger seat.
The comedian had another unfortunate mishap when he appeared to scrape the tire of a police car with his Tesla, according to TMZ.
When he pulled up, there were already lines of people lining the sidewalk hoping to get inside to see the comedian’s triumphant return from the frightening accident.
The club’s beachfront location has long been a popular destination for comedians and spectators alike. Many of the top comics in the industry like Leno have and continue to call this their home club.
Club staff made a “Welcome Back Jay” sign, which also said “We Love You.”
Once inside, Leno and his wife were joined by the club’s owner, who sat with them for part of the evening.
Return: A group of media and fans gathered outside the club as he pulled up
Supportive: Leno arrived at the club with his wife Mavis, who are celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary on November 30
Beaming: The legendary prankster beamed from ear to ear as he met with the media and fans outside the club
Looking good: Leno chatted to fans and media before heading inside with his wife and the club owner
From the time he arrived, the New York native from New Rochelle, New York looked like his old self in good spirits and happy while the burns on his hands and face seemed to heal.
He then took the stage and had a round of jokes, mostly making fun of himself while making light of the accident.
The accident happened on November 12 while Leno was working under one of the many vintage cars he owns that are stored in his Burbank garage.
As he broke free, a gas leak set off an explosion that set him on fire.
The comedian was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns to his face, chest and hands.
Hilarious: Leno didn’t wait to head to the club to yell some jokes with the crowd
Snap: People snapped photo after photo as the comedian made his way to the front of the club
Escorted in: Leno was greeted by the club owner before going in to do his show
Making the rounds: Leno answered questions from the media before heading to the club
Home: Leno has been using the club as a sounding board for new jokes since the early 1990s
Wonderful: Leno was released from the burn center just six days earlier
He was ultimately transferred to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles, where, according to his doctor, Dr. Peter Grossman underwent 10 days of treatment, including two surgeries to treat his injuries.
The former Tonight Show host was seen for the first time since last Monday’s accident as he said goodbye to the team of doctors, nurses and other specialists at the Grossman Burn Center.
In conversation with ET, dr Grossman revealed that Leno suffered “significant injuries” but was “doing very well,” seemingly helped by the fact that he is a “strong person” with a “strong attitude.”
Leno is scheduled to perform three more shows at Comedy & Magic Club in December.
On the mend: The injuries on his hands were visible but looked much better than reported days earlier
Love festival: Leno greeted some old friends and colleagues in front of the club
Healing: The former Tonight Show host has been spotted for the first time since the accident last Monday
Butt of the joke: Leno eventually went in and did his show, which included highlighting his accident
He’ll be back for more: Leno is scheduled to perform three more shows at The Comedy Magic Club in December
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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