For whatever reason, Jimmy Fallon had Bill Cosby walk a tightrope on The Tonight Show last night. In classic Cosby style, the comedian mostly rambled and yelled at the audience until Fallon hopped on his back, and then the two took off on a little piggy back ride. Something tells me it’s not the best idea to jump on the back of a 76-year-old man, but Cosby seemed like he was having a good time. Check out the video above.
The Tonight Show continues its streak of being the most Philly show on Earth. Tonight, according to the TV that’s on in the background at my colleague’s house, legendary Philly comedian, actor and Picture Pages host Bill Cosby will sit down with Jimmy Fallon. Fingers crossed he makes another epic entrance like the one he made when he guested with Jay Leno last fall. Video above.
Yes, it helps that The Roots are the house band, but it feels like Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show is sometimes a celebration of … Philadelphia. Latest exhibit? Kevin Bacon’s entrance on Friday night.
Last night on The Tonight Show, regulars Jimmy Fallon and Questlove teamed up with guests Lena Dunham (Girls) and Hugh Dancy (Hannibal) for a game of Pyramid. Fallon used the opportunity to plug Questo’s portrayal of a dead body on Law & Order: SVU, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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Tina Fey sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Monday night, and after the interview the pair took part in a new segment called “Lip Swap,” where their mouths are digitally swapped and they have to talk for each other. It’s pretty hilarious/creepy. Check out the video above.
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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. Read more »
Back in the ’90s, I lived in an apartment off Sunset Boulevard, where I had quite the assortment of neighbors, including Ellen “Grandma Walton” Corby, Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead, and a struggling actor named Oscar Nuñez. Oscar was a performer at the Groundlings sketch comedy school, and I’d go see him perform.
I remember one show in particular in which each performer got five minutes to do a character of their own creation, and after watching one excruciatingly annoying character named “The Masshole,” I wanted to walk out. But I stayed to support Oscar.
The Masshole bit was just five minutes of a guy doing a bad Boston accent. No jokes. Just an accent, like “My brudda pahked his cahr in the yahd not fahr from Havaaad Yahd. It’s a wicked Camaraaa…” I remember thinking at the end of the gig, “Don’t quit your day job, kid.”
That kid was Jimmy Fallon.
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There are only six comedy writers on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Delaware County native Luke Cunningham is one of them. Cunningham performs this Saturday night at Helium Comedy Club’s “Dirty Dozen” midnight show, and here, he tells us what it’s like to work with Fallon and Questlove, and to get frisked by the Secret Service. (First Lady Michelle Obama will be the featured guest on Thursday night.) Read more »
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon finally debuted last night with a star-studded mix of guests welcoming the SNL alum to his fancy-pants new position. There was a performance by U2, and big namers like Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga and Steven Colbert all made brief appearances, but it’s the numerous Philly angles we’re focusing on today. Check out the highlights brought to you by the 215 below.
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Chris Christie is a notorious fan of Bruce Springsteen. So you wonder: What does he make of this Bruce Springsteen-Jimmy Fallon duo making fun of Bridgegate?