On Monday’s Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey Eat Pica’s Pizza


A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed Tonight Show writer (and Upper Darby native) Luke Cunningham about what it is like to work for Jimmy Fallon. Cunningham told me that he once bonded with fellow Upper Darbian Tina Fey over Pica’s delicious rectangular pizza.

Here’s what Cunningham had to say:

Yeah, when I did that bit for Tina Fey, I talked to her about the pizza at Pica’s. She said, “My daughter was just there for her birthday.” Tina is going to be on the show on March 3rd. [Hint to Pica’s: SEND PIZZA.]

What Cunningham also told me was that he was hoping to surprise Fey with some Pica’s pies, but he asked me not to say anything about it in that interview. Later that week, Frank Pica Sr. called me, explaining that he had read the interview and wanted to try to get some pizza to the Tonight Show.


Well, I love it when a plan comes together, even if it’s not mine. On Monday, the Tonight Show dispatched an intern to Philadelphia via train, and Frank Pica Jr. drove the pies down to 30th Street Station.

Watch Fallon and Fey enjoy a Pica’s pizza together on Monday night’s Tonight Show:

In his opening monologue, Fallon also gave a shout out to the Fox 29 reporter attacked by a snow plow.

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  • Real Househusband Fan

    best pizza in the city….cuz Tina Fey is smarter than all you trolls. and Luke Cunningham is cooler than you.

    • RHF

      in philly area…

  • They are going to eat cold (or reheated?) pizza on The Tonight Show? I can’t wait…

    • Just Saying

      Cold is the best.

  • Bernadette Del Giorno Vitale


    • overrated

      I think if you grew up on it, you like it. Alot of people that live and grew up in area like it. Me, not growing up in area and tasting real italian pizza…PICA’s is gross!

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  • Astralmilkman

    Bella pizza on Lancaster ave and Ardmore pizza in Ardmore are THE BEST !
    I’ll give Pica a try but it looks nasty .

    • riemc526

      You have no idea what you’re missing out on then!

    • Bob

      Picas is a whole different animal than Bella. Also try Alex’s in roxborough if you like Picas.

      • Katie

        I grew up around the corner from Alex’s – LOVED them!

    • tgir

      Pica’s is Nasty!

  • Sara Mackenzie

    For those not liking certain places pizza’s, you gotta remember that not ALL pizzia joints make UPSIDE PIZZA! Pica’s does, and having grown up in Upper Darby, I hate when people say “they don’t like upside pizza” and it’s because they’ve NEVER HAD pizza like that… Douche bags! Way to go Tina Fey n Jimmy Fallon! I love PIca’s pizza an since I haven’t had it in a while it makes me want to get some all the more!

  • jake

    Whilst Pica’s is the star of its kind, corropolese is my standard!!

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  • PizzaMan

    Picas is solid. Third on my list. Santuccis, Gaetanos, and then Picas.

  • RichPorardo

    Pica’s is by far the best! Been going there for more than 40 years. I was just there yesterday when I heard this story. The day after the broadcast, they ran out of pizza by 6:30 PM. They usually sell about 1000 pies per day, but have enough for 1500.