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Good chance you have, if you're attending Jay Leno's comedy shows Saturday at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. Leno, 63, regaled a capacity audience there in February, three days after ceding his Tonight Show gig to Jimmy Fallon.
Leno's jokes that evening weren't entirely topical — recycled monologue quips about Charlie Sheen's scandals, for example — but were delivered with a verve giving them an illusion of freshness. Leno is a masterful standup comedian, no matter the material, and a indefatigable show biz legend.
"The Chin" returns to the Cap stage on Saturday at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets may still be available for the earlier performance, only by calling the box office at (727) 791-7400.
Don't be too worried if you're shut out this time around. Popular demand already turned one Clearwater appearance into three. Leno isn't likely to slow down any time soon, so another visit isn't out of the question.
Steve Persall, Times staff writer