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Jay Leno Will Give Commencement Address At Emerson College

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Comedian Jay Leno (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Comedian Jay Leno (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — Comedian Jay Leno will return to his alma mater Emerson College to deliver the commencement address this spring.

The small liberal arts college located in Boston announced Tuesday that the 1973 grad will be speaking at the 134th commencement ceremony on May 11. Scott Simon, who hosts NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, will be addressing the graduate students.

Leno hosted NBC’s late-night talk show “The Tonight Show” for more than two decades retiring in February. He was replaced by former Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon.

The 63-year-old who grew up in Andover is known for his clean, observational humor as well as his caricature-like facial features, which he references in his 1996 autobiography, “Leading With My Chin.”

The graduation will be streamed live at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.

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