Jay Leno Has Plenty to Say About Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and 'Odd Duck' David Letterman

Jay Leno served as the host of The Tonight Show for 22 years before stepping down in 2014, but the 65-year-old isn’t wallowing in nostalgia. In fact, he’s pretty certain he does not miss the late-night life.

Saying Goodbye to David Letterman: A Look Back at His 33-Year Legacy

When NBC handed David Letterman Late Night in 1982, his offbeat humor ushered in a new era of late night.

Thirty-three years later, he’s stepping down from a late-night landscape that changed around him, having stayed true to himself as the medium changed from appointment viewing to something to be easily digested the next morning in three- to four-minute clips.

Farewell, Jay Leno: Celebrities Tweet Their Goodbyes

After 22 years interviewing the best in Hollywood, Jay Leno was bound to make a few A-list pals.

His final Tonight Show broadcast was full of special celebrity guests, and stars who couldn’t join in the festivities sent Leno love through social media.

PEOPLE's TV Critic: So Long, Farewell, Jay Leno – But It Was Time to Say Goodbye

Jay Leno left NBC’s The Tonight Show after 22 years Thursday night with a farewell that included old friends Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks and – the one big stunt – a large surprise ensemble of guests (Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Jack Bl

Jay Leno Bids Tearful Goodbye to Tonight Show After 22 Years

Even on a bittersweet night, there had to be jokes.

Jay Leno has hosted The Tonight Show for a loooooong time. So tell us, Jay, how long was it?

“Here’s how long,” he said Thursday. “When I started hosting, marijuana was illegal and you could smoke cigarettes anywhere you wanted.”

Actually, it was 22 years since he took over for Johnny Carson at NBC’s venerable late-night show from beautiful downtown Burbank, not counting seven disastrous months in 2009 when Conan O’Brien helmed the program.

The Best of Jay Leno's 22 Years Behind the Tonight Show Desk

In his 22 years hosting The Tonight Show, Jay Leno crafted a winning formula: a bit of silliness, crossed with snark, and delivered with an utter lack of pretension.

Sandra Bullock Bids Jay Leno a Tearful Goodbye (VIDEO)

Watch Jimmy Fallon's Sincere 'Thank You' to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show

Miley Cyrus Offers Legal Advice to Justin Bieber: 'Party at Your House'

Miley Cyrus has plenty to say about fellow newsmaker Justin Bieber’s legal woes. The “Wrecking Ball” singer went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday to offer Bieber advice on how to have fun and stay out of jail.

“You pay people to make sure you don’t get in trouble – and party at your house. Buy a house, and add a club to it,” Cyrus suggested. Proof her plan works?

Jay Leno on Leaving The Tonight Show: 'I Can Go Out on a School Night'

There’s one thing Jay Leno is looking forward to doing when he leaves The Tonight Show on Feb. 6 – going out on a weeknight instead of staying home and working on the following day’s monologue.