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Jay Leno is on special assignment for The Oprah Winfrey Show. He's here to reveal the most talented, smart, and hilarious people he thinks we should know—and they're all kids! Jay may have all the Hollywood bigwigs on his couch for The Tonight Show, but he says these young stars are his true favorites.

Jay's love for funny kids is evident in his new book, How to be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (Or Just in Your Class).

After an open-mic comedy audition at Chicago's famed Second City, three jokesters make the final cut. Dante, Giovanni and Georgia head to Zanies, a comedy club where Jay got his start more than 20 years ago. Jay is there to teach the kids everything he knows.

Lesson number one: Loosen up your funny bones. "Jump up and down and act crazy. It helps you get ready," Jay tells the kids. Lesson number two: It's all in the delivery. "Look around, smile at the people." Lesson number three: Work your body but don't fidget. "[Don't] look like you have to go to the bathroom!"
FROM: Jay Leno Introduces Us to Amazing Kids
Published on October 14, 2005


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