Jerry Seinfeld's stand-up act was often incorporated into the plot of an episode of Seinfeld. He'd make jokes about something that bugged him during a stand-up segment of the episode, and sure enough, that factored into the plot. So it's not surprising that his stand-up act during last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon would be brimming with jokes perfectly adaptable for a modern-day Seinfeld episode. If only, right?
Can you believe that there were some people who never thought Jimmy Fallon would be the host of The Tonight Show? This is the angle Fallon used during last night's series premiere to parade a line of celebrities out onto the stage. Among those who showed up to hand Fallon the hundred dollars they owed him for losing that bet were Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson
This is going to hurt and I'm sorry to be so blunt, but: Jay Leno, this is how you host The Tonight Show in 2014. Jimmy Fallon kicked off his tenure on the NBC late night stalwart with a bright, brassy, optimistic bang — and a Spike Lee joint to boot. Cool, contemporary, and yet somehow still classic? We're more than on board for this late-night reboot.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon made its grand debut tonight, with host Jimmy Fallon bringing a fan-favorite segment to the late night talk show. Fallon celebrated the "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" following his opening monologue tonight, and enlisted the help of Will Smith for the nearly three-minute segment, which you can watch above.
Are you ready for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon? The newest edition of the long-running late night talk show series premieres tonight and in anticipation of the event, we have the updated list of guests, which includes next week's line-up. Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore and Mike Tyson are lined up for Week 2.
Jimmy Fallon’s first week as the host of The Tonight Show will play host to a bevy of impressive guests during his premiere week run hosting the NBC late night series. And with some of his close friends and favorite guests on track to appear, there may just be a few tricks up his sleeve to make the introduction to the Fallon era of the show more memorable. And there might just even be another "History of Rap" in our future.
The Olympics are really popular. Despite the East Coast being nine hours behind Sochi and not getting to watch the events live, plenty of eyeballs will be fixated on NBC over the coming weeks. With those extra viewers in mind, the network smartly decided to let longtime Tonight Show host Jay Leno take his final bow the night before the closing ceremonies. That final bow took place last night, and not surprisingly, it proved really popular.
While Jay Leno was saying goodbye to his viewers (again), last night Conan O'Brien was doing a very special zombie-focused episode in anticipation of AMC's The Walking Dead returning this Sunday. But he did address The Tonight Show vaguely but humorously during his monologue, when talking about the start of the Winter Olympics.
Jay Leno say goodbye to The Tonight Show last night in a final episode that was full of laughs, tears and music. Among the segments was a heartfelt speech given from his desk near the end of the episode, in which he said his time on The Tonight Show was "the greatest 22 years of my life."
Well, folks — that’s a wrap of the Jay Leno era of The Tonight Show. Not that you could tell by the bevy of jokes made at the expense of Leno’s first adieu-bidding to the series. But unlike the last time we were at this juncture, Leno actually seemed ready, or at least, he had come to accept it. Because, as he himself said: it’s time. So with his friends Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks, and a bevy of special guests, he finally said goodbye.
Legacies aren’t written by fans, at least not exclusively. They’re co-authored by fans, detractors, casual observers and members of the media. They’re over-simplified, woofully incomplete averages, but an overwhelming majority of the time, they’re not wrong. Think of them like figure skating scores at the Winter Olympics.
Jimmy Fallon is mere days away from taking over the helm of the good ship The Tonight Show, but he’s not afraid to show a little gratitude to the man who came before him. Fallon took his textbook charm and positivity to the chair before writing up a bunch of his signature “Thank You Notes” in honor of departing host, Jay Leno. Everybody together now: awwwwwwwww.
With Jimmy Fallon’s debut on The Tonight Show mere weeks away, it’s no surprise that NBC has begun unveiling a series of promos in anticipation of the big switch from late late night to regular late night. And true to the jovial funny man’s form, they're all pretty charming — heck, one of them is even downright adorable. Not that we'd expect anything less.
Seth Meyers has an inquiry about a desk in the new promo for his move from Saturday Night Live to his new nightly home on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Turns out that with a little over a month to go, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done — including finding a place for Meyers to sit at night in and night out. At least, that’s what the 36-second video purports.
The torch will be passed this February on NBC, not only as the Winter Games get started in Sochi, Russia, but as Jay Leno prepares to depart The Tonight Show (again) and Jimmy Fallon takes over as host. NBC’s new promo for this anticipated event acknowledges the history of the late night talk show, which has been on the air for more than half a century, and has seen a handful of different hosts over the course of its 60-year run.