Jimmy Fallon’s first week on ‘The Tonight Show’ draws the biggest audience since Johnny Carson’s departure
Well, Jimmy Fallon did something in late night that hasn’t happened since the days of Johnny Carson. His first week at The Tonight Show was the biggest since Johnny Carson’s last week on the air. Neilson released the “live plus three days” ratings and it turns out that two mi... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show' Week Draws Biggest Audience Since Johnny Carson Left
by Megh Wright It turns out that Jimmy Fallon's first week at The Tonight Show succeeded even more than first thought. Nielsen released the "live plus three day" ratings yesterday, which included an additional two million people who watched the show via DVR playback. This totals Fallon's premiere we... [Read More]
Laughspin Podcast, episode 88: Harold Ramis, Jimmy Fallon, SXSW
In a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I pay homage to Harold Ramis, who died at the age 69. The legendary comedy writer, director and actor gave us classic flicks like Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Stripes, Meatballs and the list goes on. He’ll truly be missed. On a... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress on The Tonight Show, ‘In New Orleans you can destroy traffic for $300 on a day’s notice’
Hannibal Buress was on The Tonight Show last night, making him the first stand-up comic the show since Fallon took over and his first time on The Tonight Show. Congrats Hannibal. Buress dove into a great bit he has about New Orleans. Also, The Roots played Gibberish Rap as his walk on music, what? I... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress Talks All Things New Orleans on 'The Tonight Show'
by Megh Wright During his standup set on last night's Tonight Show, Hannibal Buress explored the weird and wonderful world of New Orleans, where you can order drinks to go and police officers take time out of their day to assist you with your five-man bachelor party parade. Hannibal Time sounds pre... [Read More]
Watch Paul Rudd's Breathtaking Lip Sync Rendition of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"
by Megh Wright Last night, Jimmy Fallon brought back his "Lip Sync Battle" segment with guest Paul Rudd, and the two duked it out trading heartfelt silent renditions of some smooth jams. Rudd completely steals the show around the 4:20 mark with his amazing performance of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now,... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Hannibal Buress was very excited performing on Tuesday night's Tonight Show for Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe it's just the nature of talking about New Orleans. If New York City is the city that never sleeps, then New Orleans is the city that lives by its own set of rules. "The streets are yours for a very... [Read More]
Revisiting the 'Late Night' Debuts of Letterman, Conan, and Fallon
by Jenny Nelson Tonight sees the premiere of the fourth iteration of NBC’s Late Night franchise, with Seth Meyers taking over the position previously held by David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. In honor of Meyers’s debut, we decided to look back at those of his three ... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Bring "The History of Rap" to 'The Tonight Show'
by Megh Wright In case you missed Justin Timberlake's visit to The Tonight Show on Friday, he and Fallon brought back their hit "The History of Rap" Late Night segment with a fifth installment, in which Jimmy gets overly excited to sing "Straight Outta Compton." Click through to watch a clip from F... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premieres
by Zach Herwitz In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Jimmy Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show on Monday (watch his first episode here). His first week featured fun appearances from Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Jerry Seinfeld. -Mel Brooks warml... [Read More]