Well, that didn’t take very long; Jay Leno is coming back to NBC this Thursday…but not to take back The Tonight Show.
Leno is headed back to the Peacock as a mentor on the competition series Last Comic Standing, reports Deadline. In this week’s episode, the final five contestants are flown to Las Vegas to meet a mystery comedian, who turns out to be Leno!
The contestants get to ask Leno about stand up, about his personal life and pretty much anything else on their mind. Leno shares personal stories and advice for their next stand up routines and more.
— Last Comic Standing (@nbclastcomic) July 28, 2014
Leno has always said that stand up is his first true love and for years has made appearances at the Comedy Magic Club in Hermosa Beach every Sunday.
Leno’s episode of Last Comic Standing airs this Thursday at 10pm on NBC.