One thing Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon have in common — other than being late-night hosts with Ben & Jerry’s flavors named after them, that is — is the important role music plays on their respective shows .
On “Late Night,” Fallon’s joyful classroom-instrument covers are already the stuff of legend, as are his musical mash-ups in the style of classic rockers like Bob Dylan. For his part, Colbert has never been shy about strapping on a guitar and singing along with his musical guests, no matter how legendary.
So when Colbert paid a visit to “Late Night” on Thursday, it perhaps wasn’t a huge surprise that the two hosts teamed up on a duet for the ages. After a setup involving a spat over rival Oscar parties, Colbert and Fallon sat down together at a gleaming white grand piano to perform a little number called “Ivory and Ivory” about their decision to politely tolerate each other.