September 28, 2012 |
Jimmy Fallon is used to welcoming guests to “Late Night,” but this week he's been hitting the talk-show circuit to promote “Guys With Kids,” the new sitcom he produced. On Thursday he paid a visit to “The Late Show,” where he and David Letterman, the very first host of “Late Night,” talked shop. Although his dislike of Fallon's NBC colleague, Jay Leno, is legendary, Letterman frequently welcomes other late-night personalities to his show and is rarely anything but gracious (except, of course, when the subject of Leno comes up)
September 12, 2013 |
In the grand tradition of "Late Night" TV parodies " Game of Desks " and " Downton Sixbey " comes "Joking Bad," a spot-on spoof unveiled Wednesday targeting everyone's favorite meth drama, "Breaking Bad. " In the epic, 13-minute sketch, Jimmy Fallon, rather than being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is given six months to come up with new material for "The Tonight Show. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'Breaking Bad' His quest for the finest jokes leads to encounters with a number of "Breaking Bad"-inspired characters (and at least one real one)
August 12, 2013 |
As Times pop music critic Randall Roberts wrote in a recent profile , Earl Sweatshirt is building a complicated relationship with fame -- even as his upcoming major-label debut promises (or threatens) to bring it closer. The L.A.-based rapper -- part of the Odd Future collective that's also given us Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator -- takes a hard look at that relationship in his song "Burgundy," which he performed Friday on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. " "My grandma's passing, but I'm too busy trying to get this stinking album cracking to see her," he raps over the Roots' instrumental backing, "My priorities messed up, I know it / I'm afraid I'm gonna blow it. " PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times If that weren't clear enough, notice that he spends the first third of the three-minute performance offstage (and the rest of it nearly swallowed up by his oversized hoodie)
April 24, 2012 |
Alternately serious and silly, President Obama weighed in on the ongoing Secret Service scandal and even "slow jammed" the news as he taped an appearance on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday. Obama, already the first sitting president to appear on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show" and "The Daily Show," treaded even deeper into the overnight hours as part of his two-day, three-state tour of college campuses to press his case to extend lower interest rates for some student loan programs.
April 4, 2013 |
With Jimmy Fallon officially set to take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno next year, viewers can expect plenty of changes to the nearly 60-year-old late-night franchise. Of course there's the show's geographic relocation, from Burbank to a souped-up new studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. But there's also a vast stylistic difference between Leno, 62, and Fallon, who will be several months shy of his 40th birthday when he takes over “Tonight.” In his two decades at NBC, Leno has consistently led the ratings -- mostly, his critics claim, by playing it safe with middle-of-the-road jokes and softball interviews.
October 10, 2012 |
What does Mitt Romney have in common with the late great Mr. Rogers? Aside from a neatly combed coif of salt-and-pepper hair, not much - or so Jimmy Fallon would have us believe. On Tuesday's “Late Night,” Fallon unveiled his latest election spoof, a timely take on Romney's promise to defund PBS. In the sketch, Fallon reimagined the beloved children's show “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood” as hosted by the Republican candidate, right down to the smallest detail: Instead of putting on a cozy cardigan, he puts on another blazer; instead of swapping out his loafers for some slip-ons, he gets a shoe shine.