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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

It's Impossible to Not Like Jimmy Fallon's Reggae Barbershop Quartet


If there's one thing that Fallon does that no one else in late night is doing, it's music. The musical segments are what make his version of the show his. And last night's reggae barbershop quartet is a perfect example of this: while in other hosts' hands this might be packed with jokes and winks at the audience, but this is a relatively straightforward mashup of two disparate genres of music done with total earnestness. And it works so well! The inherent humor of the combo of reggae and barbershop makes it funny, and the talent of the singers make it entertaining.

Also, those jackets are pretty badass.

  • Annie GS

    My father was in a barbershop quartet when I was growing up (in the eighties and nineties, by the way, so you know what to picture.) This is a spot-on barbershop quartet parody, which I appreciate, because I think it would be easy to just gesture at it and be like, well, close-enough. I appreciate the love that went into this, which makes it all that much funnier!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasonfarr Jason Farr

    It's reasons like this that make it so silly for people to knock Fallon and his Late Night crew. If you don't like their style, fine. But the dude is good and they're doing good work there.