Talking about his own “stimulus Plan,” Leno unveiled his idea Monday night on his show.

“I was thinking. An awful lot of people unemployed, out-of-work – don’t have many entertainment dollars,” Leno told his viewers and studio audience.

“One of my favorite places is Detroit. And there are so many out-of-work autoworkers. People work hard their whole lives. They’re saving their money. And I thought, why not go to Detroit and do some shows. Do a free show.”

And that’s what Leno has in store for fans in the Detroit area when “Jay’s Comedy Stimulus Plan” plays the Palace of Auburn Hills, one night only, on April 7.

The Palace will start distributing tickets on Monday, March 16. Pepsi is sponsoring the event, and the limit is four tickets per person. That is, four tickets per unemployed person.

And how will The Palace check unemployment credentials? Leno doesn’t seem too worried about it.

“It’s the honor system. If you haven’t taken your wife out. If you haven’t taken your husband out. Just want to get out for the night. Forget your troubles. Forget your mortgage. Come for a night of comedy.”

What’s more, not only is the show free, but Leno is also picking up the tab for the parking. Such a deal!

“If you’re out of work, you’ve been laid off, you haven’t just gotten out of the house because there’s nothing to do. 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.”

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