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WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres Bids Farewell to Jay Leno - Credits Him with Helping Kick Start Career

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres Bids Farewell to Jay Leno - Credits Him with Helping Kick Start Career

Ellen got a little choked up recalling all of her visits to Jay's show.

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Ellen DeGeneres bade a sweet farewell to outgoing Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, whom she credits with helping to give her the break that kickstarted her career. For that watershed performance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1986, Ellen performed her signature stand-up “Phone Call to God.” It was one of the few times Johnny ever asked a comic who’d performed to then join him on the interview couch. Ellen tells Jay that he was the one to get Johnny’s booker interested in her at the Improv. Ellen also chatted about her 32 appearances on Jay’s show before gifting him with a denim onesie!

 

Watch Ellen get a little choked up about Jay below. 

 
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Tracy E. Gilchrist

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>