Jay Leno, host of “The Tonight Show” for 22 years, will be the featured performer at “An Evening with a Legend,” sponsored by the UNT Health Science Center Foundation to benefit the University’s research, education and health care mission.
Presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, Leno will appear at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall. The Chairs for this year’s event are Pati and Bill Meadows.
The benefit performance celebrates the time-honored partnership between UNT Health Science Center and the Fort Worth community.
Leno, recently announced as the recipient of The Kennedy Center’s 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, spent more than two decades behind the most revered desk in late-night comedy. He is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee, winning twice, including the 1995 Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
UNTHSC is an active educational, research and health care partner in Fort Worth, recently announcing a landmark partnership with JPS Health Network. It trains future doctors and other health care providers, engages in world-class biomedical research in many areas, and operates a world-renowned DNA crime lab that helps solve decades-old cold cases, identify missing persons and combat sex trafficking. UNTHSC also serves low-income children across the city through its Pediatric Mobile Clinic and operates a West Nile virus monitoring program with the city of Fort Worth.
Ticket sales will begin later this summer and sponsorship package information will be available soon at www.eveningwithalegend.com.