Comedian Jay Leno has made a lot of people laugh in his career, and we recently learned what makes HIM chuckle.

"New Jersey always makes me laugh," Jay told me and Michele Pilenza, who's filling in for Judi Franco this week

Jay called NJ 101.5 Wednesday to promote his upcoming appearance at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. I wish we had all day to talk to him.

During the call, we talked about Jay's successful career in comedy, movies and as the host of "The Tonight Show" on NBC. We also covered some of his hobbies — Jay is a car enthusiast — as well as his ancestry and most importantly, why he loves New Jersey audiences.

If you want to see Jay perform this weekend, tickets are still available on the State Theatre's website.

Dennis and Judi are on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tweet them @DennisandJudi or @NJ1015.

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