Last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, legendary singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel joined Philly’s Questlove and Black Thought (aka the Roots as Black Simon and Garfunkel) for a rendition of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” As Pitchfork points out, the breathy performance is worthy of classic Simon and Garfunkel, and they even throw in a little of 1970 S&G hit “The Boxer” at the end. Check it out above.
Sunday night, Justin Bieber grabbed the world’s attention when he shed tears on stage at the VMAs, but later in the week, he was making Questlove cry.
The Biebs stopped by the Tonight Show Wednesday to talk about his VMA performance and what he’s up to next. Before he left, host Jimmy Fallon reminded him of a drum-off he and Questlove had five years ago, in which the Philly-born drummer triumphed.
Legendary comedian Don Rickles has made a career out of ribbing people—so much so that, in the comedy world, it’s considered a badge of honor to take an insult from the 89-year-old funny man. But his no-holds-barred jabs aren’t restricted to comedians. Last night, before he even got comfortable in his seat on the Tonight Show, he went straight for house drummer and Philly native Questlove, who had just finished playing Rickles’ intro music with the Roots.
Madonna was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and as you might expect she practically took over the whole show. Three Madge segments are making their way around the Internet this morning, including a performance of “Holiday” on toy instruments with Fallon and Philly’s The Roots. (What are those weird hand thingies Questlove is holding?)
If you need a morning chuckle, this clip from The Tonight Show will surely give you one, even if your laugh is of the fake Mitt Romney type.
Last evening, Jimmy Fallon was joined by former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a sketch lovingly called “Mitt in the Mirror.” They joked about Clinton, Obama, and even Zayn Malik leaving One Direction.
Check out the full clip here:
The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon put out a call to viewers to tweet him rap lyrics about their spring break adventures using the hashtag #SpringBreakRaps. On last night’s show, he showcased the best ones, and had the award-winning MC in his house band, Philly-bred rapper Black Thought, rap them with Questlove and the rest of The Roots playing backup. Check it out above.
On last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Wyomissing native Taylor Swift revealed her and Fallon’s bygone hobby of attending New York City sporting events and letting loose when they were featured on arena Jumbotrons. Of course it’s not true—considering it looks like they’re in the same arena the whole time—but it’s funny, nonetheless, and that’s why I’m dropping it here for you today. Check it out above.
Will Smith dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new movie, Focus. During the interview Fallon broke out his iPad so the two could tinker with a new app called Loopy that allows you to record a variety of sounds, then it layers them all together to make a nifty song. The pair take turns beatboxing and when all the tracks are playing in harmony they top it off with a rendition of Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two.” It’s pretty fantastic. Check it out above, and look out for Smith’s shout out to Philly and The Roots.
Philly’s War on Drugs stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform “An Ocean Between the Waves,” from their album Lost in the Dream.
Fellow Philadelphian, The Roots drummer and The Tonight Show house bandmate Questlove, snapped a photo for Instagram, noting that, “My fellow Illadelphians War On Drugs might be the only band in the history of [The Tonight Show] to set up and break down their own equipment.”