The BEST Episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 6, 2020

Network: NBC

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show currently hosted by Jay Leno, on NBC. It made its debut on May 25, 1992, following Johnny Carson's retirement as host of The Tonight Show. The nightly broadcast at 23:35 (Eastern) originates from NBC's studios, in Burbank, California.

Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Olyphant, One eskimO

#1 - Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Olyphant, One eskimO

Season 19 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 1, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Olyphant, One eskimO

star 10.00
1 votes
Craig Ferguson, Rose Byrne

#2 - Craig Ferguson, Rose Byrne

Season 19 - Episode 121 - Aired Jul 13, 2011

star 10.00
26 votes
Miley Cyrus; Jason Statham; David Cook

#3 - Miley Cyrus; Jason Statham; David Cook

Season 17 - Episode 93 - Aired Nov 14, 2008

Miley Cyrus ("Bolt"); Jason Statham "Transporter 3"; David Cook: Performance from the CD "David Cook;" Pitch to America.

star 9.00
26 votes
Steven Tyler, Aubrey Plaza, the Civil Wars

#4 - Steven Tyler, Aubrey Plaza, the Civil Wars

Season 19 - Episode 80 - Aired May 6, 2011

star 9.00
26 votes
Jessica Simpson, Adam Carolla, Soja

#5 - Jessica Simpson, Adam Carolla, Soja

Season 20 - Episode 39 - Aired Mar 12, 2012

star 9.00
26 votes
Kate Beckinsale, Adam Carolla

#6 - Kate Beckinsale, Adam Carolla

Season 21 - Episode 27 - Aired Jul 17, 2012

star 9.00
26 votes
Khloe Kardashian Odom, Adam Carolla, Matisyahu

#7 - Khloe Kardashian Odom, Adam Carolla, Matisyahu

Season 21 - Episode 104 - Aired Dec 4, 2012

star 9.00
26 votes
Courteney Cox, Joy Behar, Youngblood Hawke

#8 - Courteney Cox, Joy Behar, Youngblood Hawke

Season 21 - Episode 120 - Aired Jan 4, 2013

star 9.00
1 votes
Rachel Weisz & Tony Robbins

#9 - Rachel Weisz & Tony Robbins

Season 18 - Episode 98 - Aired Jul 23, 2010

Rachel Weisz & Tony Robbins

star 8.00
26 votes
Martin Short, Aubrey Plaza, Def Leppard

#10 - Martin Short, Aubrey Plaza, Def Leppard

Season 21 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 4, 2012

star 8.00
26 votes
Ben Stiller, Rose Byrne, Missy Higgins

#11 - Ben Stiller, Rose Byrne, Missy Higgins

Season 21 - Episode 30 - Aired Jul 20, 2012

star 8.00
26 votes
Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks

#12 - Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks

Season 22 - Episode 141 - Aired Feb 6, 2014

After 22 years at the helm of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno signs off for the final time.

star 7.03
29 votes
Taylor Swift, Michael Clarke Duncan, Robert Randolph, Los Lobos, Chris Layton

#13 - Taylor Swift, Michael Clarke Duncan, Robert Randolph, Los Lobos, Chris Layton

Season 20 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 20, 2012

star 7.00
26 votes
Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, Cher Lloyd

#14 - Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, Cher Lloyd

Season 21 - Episode 65 - Aired Oct 1, 2012

star 7.00
26 votes
Kevin Bacon, Dennis Rodman, Kevin Eubanks

#15 - Kevin Bacon, Dennis Rodman, Kevin Eubanks

Season 21 - Episode 151 - Aired Feb 18, 2013

star 7.00
2 votes
Sir Ben Kingsley, Larry the Cable Guy, The Band Perry

#16 - Sir Ben Kingsley, Larry the Cable Guy, The Band Perry

Season 21 - Episode 190 - Aired Apr 29, 2013

star 7.00
1 votes
Aaron Paul, Selena Gomez

#17 - Aaron Paul, Selena Gomez

Season 22 - Episode 32 - Aired Jul 23, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Christina Aguilera, Joy Behar, Valerie June

#18 - Christina Aguilera, Joy Behar, Valerie June

Season 22 - Episode 62 - Aired Sep 18, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Olivia Wilde, Adam Scott, Cher Lloyd

#19 - Olivia Wilde, Adam Scott, Cher Lloyd

Season 22 - Episode 66 - Aired Sep 24, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Lauren Graham, Chris Matthews, Tom Odell

#20 - Lauren Graham, Chris Matthews, Tom Odell

Season 22 - Episode 78 - Aired Oct 10, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Michael Douglas, Larry the Cable Guy, Thomas Rhett

#21 - Michael Douglas, Larry the Cable Guy, Thomas Rhett

Season 22 - Episode 80 - Aired Oct 21, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Kristin Chenoweth, Ross Matthews, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

#22 - Kristin Chenoweth, Ross Matthews, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Season 22 - Episode 81 - Aired Oct 22, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Harrison Ford, Piers Morgan, Daughtry

#23 - Harrison Ford, Piers Morgan, Daughtry

Season 22 - Episode 82 - Aired Oct 23, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Melissa McCarthy, Andy Cohen, Empire of the Sun

#24 - Melissa McCarthy, Andy Cohen, Empire of the Sun

Season 22 - Episode 89 - Aired Nov 1, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes
Craig Ferguson, Jaimie Alexander, J Rand feat. Flo Rida

#25 - Craig Ferguson, Jaimie Alexander, J Rand feat. Flo Rida

Season 22 - Episode 98 - Aired Nov 14, 2013

star 7.00
26 votes