Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show from last night, and I think we’re in for some good stuff. I’ve always been a fan of Jimmy’s, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon really found its footing rather quickly, so I’m sure his audience has traveled right on over to the earlier timeslot with him and can’t wait to see what he’ll do next.
The premiere of the new show took place last night in New York, from the same studios Johnny Carson left 42 years ago for Los Angeles. It was great to see the show back in the Big Apple, and I think he did a great job.
Will Smith appeared, and the two put together a great number about the evolution of hip hop dancing, which you can see below:
U2 also performed on the show, while Robert DeNiro turned up to turn over $100 he said he owed Jimmy from a bet. There were also appearances from Tina Fey, Joe Namath, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Mike Tyson, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Jessica Parker and Stephen Colbert. What a show!
Did you watch Jimmy’s first episode of The Tonight Show? Is it something you’ll tune into regularly?
February 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
I wasn’t sure how I felt when I heard Jimmy Fallon would be taking over Jay Leno‘s slot on The Tonight Show. I really like Jimmy and I like his show now. Plus, I hate Jay Leno, so it seemed to be a win-win. (However, don’t get me started on Seth Meyers taking over Jimmy’s slot. That’s going to be AWFUL.) In any case, if you, too, couldn’t make up your mind as to how you feel about Jimmy doing The Tonight Show, here’s a little something to help you out – it’s the first trailer!
On second thought, we’re not actually getting much of a preview of what’s to come, really. Instead, we’re just being reminded of the history of the show and what a legendary role Jimmy is taking on. I dunno, I’ll give it a whirl… on Hulu, because I never stay up that late, heh.
What about you, will you watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon?
January 6, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon are good friends and have been for years – Jimmy even
spoke did improv(?) at Justin’s wedding! – and they’re always doing stupid shit together. Of course, by stupid shit I mean funny shit. Last night hashtag skit on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was no exception. I won’t even describe – you can just watch!
If Justin ever decides to give up his music and his ~serious acting~ careers, I really think he’d be a great comedic star. He’s got really good timing, isn’t afraid to be silly and is a total team player.
Also, the hashtag thing IS out of control. Seriously – one or two keywords about a trending topic is acceptable, but the overabundance of hashtags is a hot mess. What do you think – funny or not so much?
September 26, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, welcomed their baby girl Winnie Rose into the world a few weeks ago. And now he’s revealed that they welcomed her via surrogate. This explains why I was so surprised that a wild baby suddenly appeared. As he told the Today show (via Daily News),
It wasn’t really a secret, but my wife and I have been trying for a while to have a baby. And so we’ve tried a bunch of things. And so we had a surrogate. This time [trying to have kids], we just said we’re not telling anybody. It’d just be more fun if it was just private between me and my wife, and we get to introduce her to everybody. When it happened, we were shocked.
Good for them! Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick also used a surrogate. Juvonen is 46, which is perhaps why they decided to go with a surrogate, but Halle Berry is also 46 and is pregnant with a baby boy. So I guess it really depends on the individual. And science and shit. Biology.
People are also insisting that Beyoncé used a surrogate, but I’m not touching that one.
August 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jimmy Fallon is a new dad! His wife, Nancy Juvonen, just gave birth to their baby girl. Uh…what? Did anyone know she was pregnant? The happy couple had this to say, via their rep, from People via Daily News:
[They are] overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter.
As if they were going to say, “Goddamn this sucks.”
The couple have been married since 2007.
As always, I’m going to offer some great baby names they can take.
- Juanita James
- Lil’ Tina Fey
- Pinkie Pirate
- Koffii Tayble
- Sarah Jessica Parker
So suck it, George Jason Alexander Seinfeld Louis. You’re not the only new baby in town.
July 26, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
The important thing to take from this story is that you won’t have to look at Jay Leno‘s potato head anymore come 2014. That’s good news for everyone! How’s that coming to pass? Well, Jimmy Fallon is moving from Late Night to The Tonight Show in Jay’s place, and Late Night is being taken over by Seth Meyers from Saturday Night Live. I think Jimmy is hilarious, but Seth doesn’t do much for me. However, given that I’m in bed before the credits start on any of these shows, I don’t think it matters.
This change has been rumoured to be happening for a while now, but NBC confirmed it at upfronts on Friday. Here’s some quotes, courtesy of DS.
“I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car.
“12.30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt also reacted positively to the addition of Meyers to NBC’s weeknight late-night lineup, saying: “We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation.
“His years at SNL‘s ‘Weekend Update’ desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise.”
I’m sure Seth will do just fine in that slot. Jimmy will be great in Leno’s as long as he keeps the spirit of his Late Night show going, because it’s pretty great and way more entertaining than Jay ever was in that spot (or is in his current one).