Superstar comedian Jay Leno announced Monday night on his show that he was planning a free show in Detroit on April 7th. The reason? We'll let him explain: "I want to do a show for the, not just the auto workers, but anyone out of work in Detroit. But it'll be free. It won't cost you a dime. Not that I'm the greatest comic in the world, but it's free. If you don't like it, you get your money back!"
To benefit from Jay's generosity, Detroit-area residents will need to show a photo ID and tell the ticket counter representative that they are unemployed, which will grant them four free passes. Pepsi has also joined in to offer free refreshments and The Palace of Auburn Hills, home of the Detroit Pistons, has promised free parking.
Free Jay Leno jokes might be just what the doctor ordered for an area that's suffering one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Show goers would likely be even more pleased with a car show in the parking lot of the Palace featuring the rarest, fastest and most peculiar specimens from Leno's own garage. Read the press release from Leno's people and watch the video segment after the break.