Comedy: Jay Leno

Jay Leno is getting back to his stand-up roots with a nationwide tour that stops at the Taft Theatre Friday.

Does Jake Arrieta classify himself as Letterman or Leno man? Does anyone? Jay Leno is getting back to his stand-up roots with a nationwide tour that stops at the Taft Theatre Friday. Leno, former late-night show host, avid car enthusiast and best-selling children’s book author, will tell jokes on stage after opener Emily West, a pin-up-styled Country singer/songwriter who finished second on America’s Got Talent, sings some songs. 8 p.m. Friday. $67.50-$87.50. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, taftheatre.org.

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