Jay Leno jokes he’s now a ‘roast comic’ as he returns to the stage two weeks after being ‘severely burned’.

Jay Leno has returned to the stage two weeks after being “severely burned” in a car fire.

The former host of The Tonight Show had to cancel a performance in Las Vegas earlier this month after a classic car he was working on in his LA garage caught fire.

He was admitted to a burns hospital and discharged 10 days later after suffering second- and third-degree burns to his face, hands and chest, covering seven percent of his body.

On Sunday (November 27), the comedian returned for a sold-out show at The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles.

Speak with today Outside the venue, Leno joked that he “never thought of himself as a toasted comedian.”

He then quipped, “We have two shows tonight: regular and extra crispy.”

Leno reportedly only mentioned the accident for the first few minutes of his set and then performed on stage for more than an hour.

Viewers said the comic had “a lot of staying power” and was “full of energy” during its set. Corresponding Access Hollywoodhe received a standing ovation.

Leno’s doctor previously said the comedian suffered second-degree burns, but some of his facial wounds were “a little bit deeper and a little bit more concerning.”

He received a skin graft and was discharged from hospital last week, with the facility releasing a photo of Leno with visible injuries to his jaw, neck and hands.

“Jay wants everyone to know how grateful he is for the care he has received and is very grateful for all the well wishes,” the Grossman Burn Center said in a statement.

“He’s looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishing everyone a happy holiday.”

Leno is known for his extensive car collection, which is said to number around 180 cars and 160 motorcycles.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/news/jay-leno-accident-burns-comedy-b2234728.html Jay Leno jokes he’s now a ‘roast comic’ as he returns to the stage two weeks after being ‘severely burned’.

JOE HERNANDEZ

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