March 17, 2009

Leno asks those selling free tix to stop

Talk show host Jay Leno is asking people to stop trying to sell tickets on eBay to his upcoming free comedy shows in Michigan.

Leno recently announced his intention to perform his Comedy Stimulus Plan act live at the Palace of Auburn Hills April 7 and 8 in an effort to cheer up the unemployed and others having a hard time due to the current economic crisis.

Here is something that annoys me. I look on eBay today and I see four tickets to my (Michigan stand-up) show for sale, the Detroit Free Press quoted the comedian as saying on Monday's edition of The Tonight Show.

You're out of your mind to pay $800 to see me, Leno said. I would like to ask the people on eBay to take the tickets down. There is nothing for sale here.