If there are any lingering questions concerning whether or not Jimmy Fallon is a good fit for The Tonight Show in this Internet Age, his recent wave of popular viral videos should put those questions to rest. On Wednesday, the late night program host sat down with Jared Leto, not to discuss his work with 30 Seconds to Mars, but to discuss the mysteries of the universe with the long-haired actor and musician.
Jimmy Fallon revisited his "Ew" segment this week with celebrity guest Taylor Swift. The singer was on hand, with teeth covered in braces and hair full of scrunchies to converse about all things "ew" on The Tonight Show.
The reactions to Robin Williams' tragic death continue to come in, and that includes late night TV. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to the actor and comedian, first with an impersonation, and then by playing a segment from Robin Williams' first interview with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show way back when.
While Universal Studio's Wizarding World of Harry Potter still hasn't set an official date for the opening of their hugely anticipated Diagon Alley section of the Orlando park, promotions for the park have been popping up here and there to remind us that it's coming.
Ricky Gervais paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Naturally, words were exchanged. And not just the usual funny words one might expect from comedic-minded people like Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Fallon. The two engaged in an actual word game during Gervais' interview.
Ever since Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show, there’s been a steady stream of shareable videos to watch in the morning. And last night’s drum battle between Will Ferrell and the Chili Peppers' Chad Smith was hilarious, a long time coming, and raised money for charity. This is a traditional drum-off.
Ew! Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Jimmy Fallon in teen-girly dresses is not ew. It's funny! Jimmy Fallon brought back his "Ew" segment on The Tonight Show this week and Neighbors stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron joined him for the funny sketch. While Rogen went full beard for his role, Efron really sold the teen girl thing surprisingly well.
Who better to revisit the poetry that was Boy Meets World than Samuel L. Jackson? Because... well, things sound awesome when Samuel L. Jackson says them. Jackson visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and took the stage to perform a slam poem about the beloved 90s sitcom Boy Meets World.
It's one thing to do a funny celebrity impersonation. It's another to do that impersonation to that celebrity's face. Jimmy Fallon is mastering that art on The Tonight Show, having previously engaged in a bit of impression-riffing with Jerry Seinfeld, and more recently showing off his Cosby impersonation to comedy legend Bill Cosby himself. As you can see in the clip above, Cosby is nonplussed.
You know what’s better than a perfectly executed late night sketch? One that goes sort of akimbo and ultimately fails in the most hilarious of manners. And all of that is only made better when the folks involved are Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon. The duo attempted to “flip lips” — fairly self-explanatory, right? — in order for Fey to interview herself, only what transpired was a botched sing-a-long with a bevy of lip licking. Fail!
The thing about lip-syncing is, from a spectator's perspective, it's pretty pointless unless the lip-syncer is willing to put everything they have into their performance. And it's really for that reason that "Lip Sync Battle" works so well for Jimmy Fallon. It worked well on Late Night when he did it with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Stephen Merchant,
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.