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Spike TV Orders 'Lip Sync Battle' Series from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog isn't the only late night bit to get its own television show. THR reports that Spike TV has ordered a series called Lip Sync Battle based on the hit recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The series is executive produced by Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant — who are also set to perform — and will begin taping in New York in January with a premiere date set for April 2, 2015. No host has been announced yet.

Click through for one of the best "Lip Sync Battle" segments ever featuring Paul Rudd performing "Don't Stop Me Now":

Jimmy Fallon Offers Some Solid Advice on Fear and Bombing in Standup

Here's a Tonight Show web extra featuring Jimmy Fallon answering a fan's question about bombing and being scared back when he started out as a standup, including a fun story about a time he bombed with a Catskills resort audience that included his grandfather/ride home.

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

Watch a Time-Lapse Video of Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Studio Being Built

Here's a time-lapse video of the studio for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon being built in 60 seconds, in case you've ever wondered how a late night talk show studio was built but don't have time to watch a months-long video in real time.

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Bring "The History of Rap" to 'The Tonight Show'

In case you missed Justin Timberlake's visit to The Tonight Show on Friday, he and Fallon brought back their hit "The History of Rap" Late Night segment with a fifth installment, in which Jimmy gets overly excited to sing "Straight Outta Compton." Click through to watch a clip from Fallon's interview with Timberlake where they recap their Christmas 2013 SNL episode together and go over Timberlake's foolproof Jimmy Fallon impersonation technique.

Jimmy Fallon Is the Least Talky Late Night Host, According to Study

Jimmy Fallon has put much emphasis on sketch comedy and viral videos since taking over The Tonight Show earlier this year, so it comes as no surprise that he's been confirmed as the late night host currently on the air who spends the least time talking with guests. According to a study by communications professor Stephen Winzenburg, Fallon spends only 37% of the time chatting with guests on his show — down dramatically from his predecessors Jay Leno and Johnny Carson, who both scored 51%. Elsewhere in late night guest chattiness levels, Craig Ferguson came in at 43%, Jimmy Kimmel at 48%, Seth Meyers and David Letterman at [...]

Dave Chappelle Is Making His First Late Night Appearance in Over Six Years Tonight

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been dipping in and out of the spotlight ever since his abrupt exit from Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show in 2005. He's only done two late night appearances since then (in 2006 and 2008 on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien), but he's set to return to the late night world tonight with an appearance on Letterman, his first time on late night TV in over six years. He's also doing The Tonight Show on Friday, with both appearances being in promotion of his string of shows at Radio City Music Hall next week. These shows will be his first announced NYC performances in over a [...]

The 24 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here we recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and videos.

Season 39 of SNL certainly hasn't been the most popular among viewers, with its first half bogged down with criticism over the lack of diversity in the cast, and its second half attacked (often unfairly) for uneven writing under new head writer Colin Jost. Even though the show hired Sasheer Zamata (along with two black female writers), and the script [...]

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon Play a Risky Game of "Truth or Truth"

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon consider themselves both honest men, so the only way they could find out who was honester was through a tough game of "Truth or Truth," which somehow seems to make them both seem totally untrustworthy. Click through to watch Colbert's interview with Fallon, in which he recounts sitting next to Michelle Obama for dinner at the White House and maxing out his high school French-level knowledge with France's president François Hollande.

This Week in Comedy: Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premieres

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-Jimmy Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show on Monday (watch his first episode here). His first week featured fun appearances from Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Jerry Seinfeld.

-Mel Brooks warmly remembered Sid Caesar on Conan.

-Tina Fey's next movie is an adaptation of the darkly comic memoir The Taliban Shuffle, in which she'll play a journalist in the Middle East.

-Scott Thompson provided the Colbert Report with more Sochi Coverage as Buddy Cole. We then looked at why The Colbert Report should use its correspondents more often.

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Crosby, Stills & Nash Sing "Fancy" with Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young

Jimmy Fallon whipped out his beloved Neil Young alter ego on last night's Tonight Show, and he beat Weird Al to the punch along with musical guests Crosby, Stills & Nash by singing the hit Iggy Azalea song "Fancy" — if "Fancy" were a sad folk rock song with a soulful harmonica solo.

Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Fallon Played Word Sneak, Despite Gervais's Objections

Ricky Gervais was on The Tonight Show last night, and he and Fallon played "Word Sneak", the game in which each person has a list of five words that they need to try to sneak into natural conversation. Naturally, it devolved pretty quickly, with Gervais only half-committing to the game, but it still ended pretty perfectly.

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Jimmy Fallon Get Girly in "Ew!"

Jimmy Fallon continued his super girly teen sketch "Ew!" last night with Neighbors stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Efron is pretty flawless as a selfie-loving girl, while Rogen is only convincing as the kind of teen who would find Gary Oldman cute.

Revisiting the 'Late Night' Debuts of Letterman, Conan, and Fallon

Tonight sees the premiere of the fourth iteration of NBC’s Late Night franchise, with Seth Meyers taking over the position previously held by David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. In honor of Meyers’s debut, we decided to look back at those of his three predecessors. Each host’s first night came with some of the same: characters, bits, and segments that would return in the future, and ones that failed, often due to nerves. Although it’s unfair to judge a host based on their first show alone, it’s interesting to look back at how each era of the show started.