Justin Timberlake is funny, I’ll give him that – mostly all of his appearances on Saturday Night Live have been above par and he seems like he has a pretty good sense of humour, though they need to switch it up a bit and give him some new original sketches instead of rehashing the singing, costume-wearing salesman nonsense. I can’t complain about the Festrunk Brothers, because they’re hilarious.
But that’s neither here nor there. Justin is good pals with former SNL star Jimmy Fallon in real life, and the latter was one of the esteemed guests at Justin’s wedding to Jessica Biel, where he decided to start telling jokes in the middle of Justin’s wedding speech. In general, this would have been obnoxious and pretty rude, but because Jimmy’s a comedian and Justin thinks he’s one, too, they just started doing an improv bit together and everyone loved it! Hurrah!
Writing about Fallon for TIME Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People article, Timberlake said:
Picture this: I’m in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride. You could hear a pin drop. I paused for just a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter. Interrupting the groom’s speech at the wedding reception? Cracking jokes when your buddy is looking desperately for the words to say that he hopes his wife will remember forever? It turned into a moment that everyone there will remember forever. Anyone else would have bombed on that stage. And then I would have kicked their ass.
But this was Jimmy Fallon.
He just can’t help himself. And neither can we.
I mean, I get it – I love jokes and Jimmy Fallon is pretty great, but if I was Jessica Biel and my husband was making a really emotional speech about our love or whatever bullshit happens at weddings, I’d be pretty pissed if someone started making jokes and starting a comedy bit. Then again, I like to be the center of attention, so maybe that’s just me.
“Real People, Fake Arms” is great, though (as is Steve Carell, who is a really nice guy, to boot):