Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Poor Michigan

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Michigan's high unemployment is no laughing matter, but Jay Leno will offer a little comic relief with a free show next month at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The NBC "Tonight Show" host said on Monday's show the April 7 performance will be for "anybody out of work in Detroit."

People only have to say they're unemployed to get tickets.

Refreshments and parking also will be free when "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan" comes to the home of the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

Tickets will be available starting Monday at the Palace box office. Only four tickets will be allowed per person.

Michigan's unemployment rate has been among the highest in the nation. It was at 11.6 percent in January.

How is this going to help the people of Michigan? Jay's not that funny. What would be funny is if they didn't give all the tickets away.


Tara said...

Well I doubt it will help Michigan but it is a nice thing to do. I'm a Letterman fan myself...

Scott Plocharczyk said...

Dave is still the best. I prefer Jimmy Kimmel over Jay

bill said...

"tv's craig ferguson" is totally funny!

Scott Plocharczyk said...

Ferguson is pretty good

Tara said...

I think Craig is hilarious, I try to be asleep by then though. If Letterman is a repeat I watch reruns of Married with Children. I've never watched Jimmy, aside from a clip or two online. I love, love Jon Stewart but I watch that online during the day.