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Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
The Tonight Show executive producer thinks Jimmy Fallon doesn't get enough credit for what he brings to late-night
Fallon, says executive producer Katie Hockmeyer, "kind of reinvigorated the late-night format....He changed the landscape and made it fun again and showcased other personalities from the talent coming on, instead of just asking them about their project." She adds: “I think we’re not given enough credit or appreciated for the high-production value that we put on every single night. We are a variety show. It’s not just a monologue. Jimmy is the ultimate host, I think. He sings, he dances, he does impersonations. And he’s an actual fan of pop culture. So I think we don’t get enough credit for that.”
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Parkland high activists David Hogg and Lauren Hogg to visit The Tonight Show
The siblings' visit on Tuesday comes two weeks after Jimmy Fallon gave the commencement address at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's graduation ceremony. They are promoting their new book #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line, which will be released on Tuesday.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Christina Aguilera goes undercover with Jimmy Fallon on a New York City subway platform
Watch them go busking in disguise for The Tonight Show.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:48AM EDT
John Travolta does his iconic Grease dance with Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary
The 1950s-set teen film was released on June 16, 1978.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden are the Top 3 late-night hosts based on YouTube performance
According to "the new math" of YouTube subscribers and views, Fallon, Corden and Kimmel are in the Top 3, while cable stars Conan O'Brien and John Oliver round out the Top 5. ALSO: Watch eight late-night hosts joke about the North Korean summit at the same time.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Late-night reacts to President Trump's historic meeting with Kim Jong-un
Jimmy Fallon spoofed the Singapore summit as just another episode of The Bachelorette.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Jim Parsons credits Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" with kickstarting his acting career
The Big Bang Theory star told Jimmy Fallon: "I was getting ready, trying to get focused for these auditions for these schools and something about that song and especially that video really worked for me. Obviously not in a sexual way, I'm a good gay, but there was something inspirational to me."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Jimmy Fallon surprised Parkland high school students' as their commencement speaker
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School doesn't normally have guest graduation speakers, but a teacher lobbied to get Fallon to visit -- and keep it a secret. The Tonight Show host, who is in the middle of a two-week hiatus from his show, thanked the students for leading the movement for gun control in the wake of their Feb. 14 massacre. “The first thing is this: when something feels hard, remember that it gets better," said Fallon, who encouraged his viewers in March to participate in March for Our Lives. "Choose to move forward. Don’t let anything stop you.”
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrate their matching summer goatees on a boat
“Wow, that’s a pretty decent goat,” said The Tonight Show host, looking in the mirror. “Wish I had someone to share it with.”
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon unveiled a ridiculous "What's Behind Me?" game for Tina Fey
Check out the weirdest late-night game you'll ever see. ALSO: Fey shared with Fallon her SNL sketch ideas.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
This Is Us' Chrissy Metz was once a talent agent who represented Ariana Grande
Metz told Jimmy Fallon about her talent agency past, saying she "represented Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron. Yeah, I was on the team that represented both of those incredible ladies."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Jimmy Fallon had trouble keeping a straight face for Cord & Tish
The Tonight Show host tried to interview his former SNL colleagues Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon as their HBO royal wedding correspondent characters without laughing.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon and Ariana Grande sing with Nintendo Labo
Watch them perform "No Tears Left to Cry" with Nintendo's new gaming and construction toy platform.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Seth Meyers wouldn't want Trump on his show, says Jimmy Fallon might be best equipped for the post-Trump era
The Late Night host was asked by The Atlantic why Fallon keeps serving up "such apolitical mush" on The Tonight Show? Meyers responded that "there are people who still want to watch late-night shows, but don’t want cutting political opinion pieces. I respect that. When you’re watching television at 11:30 or 12:30 at night, it’s fair for people to want something relaxing as opposed to something that amps them up and puts them in a terrible mood. I don’t think that we are living in a permanent political moment, and when this comes to a close, people like Jimmy will be very well suited to go back to what they did before, which is just to be really entertaining." As for not wanting to interview Trump, Meyers said: "There’s this idea that if only people asked Trump X, Y, and Z, we’d get to the bottom of something. But if we’ve learned anything, it’s that he’s the constant; he’s resolute in his belief that he’s right, that he’s a victim, and that the last thing he heard is the truth, provided it’s something positive about him. No variable is going to change what he is."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon celebrated teachers on a special Tonight Show
“Teacher Appreciation Day is a great time to give your teacher a card or an apple, or what they really deserve, a bottle of wine and a straw," Fallon joked to his Tonight Show audience of 200 New York City public school teachers.