Clay Aiken A Hit On Leno

It was just a year ago that Clay Aiken visited The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Along with Jay, Clay had a fun time meeting and talking to the comedian, Jack Black.

As part of his promo tour for his album, “On My Way Here”, Clay had the opportunity to chat with Jay and perform the first single from his album.

Jack Black was the first guest of the evening and stayed on the couch during Clay’s interview.  In fact, Jack and Clay had so much fun talking to each other that Jay declared them the “Black and Aiken comedy team.”

Jay brought up immediately how different Clay’s hair was this visit.  Clay responded by saying that the dark hair made him look older.  He commented that he needed to look younger because his “peers” in the industry were all twelve.

There was a lot of talk about Spamalot and Jack asked if Clay had met any Monty Python people.  Jack seemed impressed that Clay had met Eric Idle.  Clay admitted that as soon as he entered the theater, he started talking with his British accent.

Besides Spamalot, Clay told about being cut by his high school musical and blew a raspberry to the teacher that cut him.  He responded to Jay’s question about superstitions by saying that he was not concerned about that, but learned quickly that “McBeth” should not be spoken in the theater.

Clay sang “On My Way Here” towards the end of the program.  Both Jack and Jay stood at the edge of the stage during the performance and seemed to be enjoying it.

There was a full house and there were many Clay fans in the live audience.  Clay looked good and seemed very relaxed and happy.  It was a wonderful evening and the only thing that would have made it better was more Clay time!!

The following videos will help you remember the evening.  Enjoy!



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10 thoughts on “Clay Aiken A Hit On Leno

  1. I loved Clay’s appearance on Leno! The exchanges between Clay and Jack Black were very funny! Clay makes a very good guest! Loved hearing OMWH too!

  2. That was a fun appearance for Clay Aiken and aable to interact with Jack Black on Leno. Clay’s a natural comedian.

  3. Wow! Lots has happened in Clay Aiken’s life in a year! He was very funny with Jack and Jay that night.

  4. So much fun!! I love Jack Black and I love Clay Aiken – it was so much fun to watch the two of them interact!!! Thanks for the memories!!!

  5. Thanks for the reminder. That was very funny that night with Clay Aiken and Jack Black. Glad to see the videos.

  6. I loved watching this again. It would be great if Clay got to do a voice over roll like Jack did. Looked like they were having a great time.

  7. I’ve loved all of Clay Aiken’s appearances on Leno. Jack Black and Clay were funny together but my favorite has to be when Clay was on with Howie Mandel! That was a total riot!!!!

  8. Anytime Clay Aiken is on one of the talk shows it seems like his personality shines through and he keeps people laughing. I enjoyed him on this show and most of the other shows he has appeared on.

  9. Oh, this was wonderful to watch again.. I truly believe he is such a great guest on talk shows…No dead air time with Clay!!!!! You just gotta love him.


  10. Thanks for the memories. Clay Aiken and Jack Black were funny that night on Leno. Clay is always a great guest!

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