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NBC's love affair with Jay Leno continues.

The former host of The Tonight Show will appear on Last Comic Standing on Thursday (10/9c) as a guest mentor to the five final contestants.

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Competing for a prize package that includes a cash prize, a talent deal and a development deal for a television show, the finalists will be aided by Leno as he shares stories from his own standup career before they perform for judges Roseanne Barr, Kennan Ivory Wayans, and Russell Peters.

Hosted by J.B. Smoove, the season finale of Last Comic Standing airs Thursday, Aug. 14.

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