AP INTERVIEW: Leno says he's enjoying retirement

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Updated: 5/21 2:13 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — After two decades of hosting "the Tonight Show," Jay Leno says his transition into retirement has been seamless. Without the daily grind of hosting NBC's top-rated late-night show, Leno said he feels "liberated" to travel and invest more in his standup routines.

"Write joke. Tell joke. Get check. It's pretty simple. It's not a hard plan," he joked in an interview with The Associated Press.

This week he made his first trip to Israel, where he will host an award ceremony Thursday honoring former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Leno is to perform before Bloomberg, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other dignitaries at the first Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem.

The 64-year-old Leno retired in February and was replaced by former "Saturday Night Live" star Jimmy Fallon.

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