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Fallon Channels Travolta in This New 'Tonight Show' Promo

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC February 17th, so Fallon and company rolled out this promo called "Staying Awake" featuring Fallon reenacting the iconic opening sequence of Saturday Night Fever, can of semi-gloss and all. Considering Fallon's spent five years in the 12:35AM time slot, this whole "staying awake" thing should thankfully no longer be an issue.

Jimmy Fallon Announces 'Best of Late Night' Primetime Special

Over the weekend, Jimmy Fallon announced via Twitter that NBC will air a Best of Late Night primetime special this Sunday January 5th at 9:00PM. With Fallon's transition to The Tonight Show coming up in February, the two-hour special will be a fitting salute to his five years churning out one viral-friendly musical bit, recurring sketch, and celebrity interview after another on the late night time slot. According to one press release, the special will include "Joking Bad," "Evolution of Mom Dancing" with Michelle Obama, "Scrambled Eggs" with Paul McCartney, and probably at least ten things with Justin Timberlake.

One week from tonight: The Best of Late Night [...]

Here Are This Week's 'SNL' Promos

Here are this week's SNL promos, featuring third-time host Jimmy Fallon with Kenan Thompson at snowy 30 Rock and later Kate McKinnon, who certainly gives Fallon a run for his money in the funny singing department.

Bill Cosby Basically Took Over Jimmy Fallon's Show Last Night

Bill Cosby's been making the rounds to promote his new Comedy Central special, and while he took issue with Jay Leno's stage, he found even more to critique on Jimmy Fallon's show, from The Roots to the audience to Jimmy's copy of Fatherhood. Watch below as he plans his own funeral and gives Jimmy some sage advice on aging.

A.D. Miles Will Continue as Jimmy Fallon's Head Writer on 'The Tonight Show'

When Jimmy Fallon moves to The Tonight Show in February, he's taking his head writer with him. Comedian A.D. Miles, who's held the head writer position on Fallon's Late Night since it began in 2009, has closed a deal to continue doing the same job on The Tonight Show, Deadline reports. Miles, who co-starred on Comedy Central's Dog Bites Man and appears in a lot of David Wain's stuff like Wet Hot American Summer, Wainy Days, and Role Models, frequently appears on-camera on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in segments like "The Ragtime Gals," "Joking Bad," and "Downton Sixbey."

As previously announced, ?uestlove and The [...]

Checking in with 'SNL' Halfway Through Season 39

We've reached the midpoint of SNL's 39th season — one that has optimistically been called a "transitional year," but one more commonly known as "the year the shit hit the fan with that whole black woman issue." Despite the fact that the bulk of the SNL coverage in fall 2013 has zeroed in on the show's diversity controversy, SNL has given us plenty of other things to talk about, from new cast members and emerging stars on the show, to surprise cameos and celebrity hosts who defied our expectations — in good and bad ways.

Unfortunately, few of those topics have gotten much ink in fall 2013 (outside of sites [...]

'SNL' Review: Jimmy Fallon's Christmas Miracle

Boy, did SNL need a win. The months following September's successful season premiere with Tina Fey saw a mixed bag of lackluster hosts, unmemorable sketches, and distracting media scrutiny. Even Kerry Washington's enjoyable November episode was overshadowed by the show's diversity controversy — Washington's hilarious performance only seemed to underscore SNL's lack of a black woman in the cast (an issue that will apparently be resolved in January). Furthermore, when beloved comedy stars Paul Rudd and John Goodman produced surprisingly disappointing episodes over the past few weeks, and with the coming departure of head writer Seth Meyers, SNL's future was looking grim.

Then [...]

Paul Rudd, John Goodman, and Jimmy Fallon to Host the Last Three 'SNL's of the Year

NBC announced today the hosts for the last three SNL episodes of the year: Paul Rudd, John Goodman, and Jimmy Fallon. Rudd will host the December 7th episode with musical guest One Direction, Goodman will host on the December 14th with musical guest Kings of Leon, and Jimmy Fallon will host the Christmas show on December 21st with musical guest Justin Timberlake.

This will be the third time hosting for Rudd, who's promoting Anchorman 2. It's the 13th time for Goodman, who hasn't hosted SNL since 2001. Fallon, who was a cast member from 1998 to 2004, has only hosted once: SNL's Christmas show in 2011. SNL is live [...]

Looking at the Best Late Night Appearances By Other Late Night Hosts

Before he took over The Tonight Show, Jay Leno was famously one of the best guests on Late Night with David Letterman. Leno intuitively knew what Letterman needed from a guest – he was funny and prolific, making it easy on his host. For that reason, late night hosts make excellent guests, and with so many new shows popping up, there are even more opportunities for late night hosts to mix. Here's a look at some of the best late night appearances by other late night hosts, from David Letterman on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to a baby Jimmy Fallon dropping by Conan's Late Night

Jason Schwartzman and Jimmy Fallon Performed a Special Folk/Rock/Disco Halloween Song Last Night

Jason Schwartzman was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, so the two musically-inclined comedy people decided to revive their possibly British seventies duo Tux with what's sure to be a new seasonal classic, "Mr. Scarecrow." Below, check out Tux's first effort from last year, "Little Pepper."

Here's the First Promo for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

With Jimmy Fallon's transition to Leno's time slot only a little over a month away, NBC released this nostalgic promo called "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – A Tradition Continues" over the weekend. The teaser features all the hosts throughout the show's 60-year history (including a brief nod to Conan O'Brien) and several clips of Fallon doing tons of fun things during his run on Late Night. His turn on The Tonight Show begins Monday, February 17th, so hopefully this promo is a good indication that it will be just as entertaining as his five years hosting Late Night.

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Being Hilarious: The Complete Collection

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards were a pivotal moment for both Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Timberlake was there to debut himself as a solo performer with his soon-to-be-hit song "Like I Love You," and Fallon was there as host in the heat of his SNL fame. The two met backstage and sparked a friendship, and the rest is history. From Timberlake's 2003 SNL hosting gig to his honorary spot on the first episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to his weeklong Late Night "Timberweek" stay, this musical/comedy duo has been producing tons of catchy, absurd, and hilarious sketches together over the past ten years. To celebrate [...]

Will Forte Pitched Jimmy Fallon a New 'Tonight Show' Theme Song

Will Forte was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and before he joined Jimmy on the couch, he pitched a potential new theme song for Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show, which will air live from North Korea once a year and be only two minutes long. Below, check out the rest of Will's interview, where he talks about his new film Nebraska and even gets to do a little more singing.

Nate Bargatze Gets Development Deal with NBC

Nate Bargatze was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to do standup, and before his set, Fallon announced that Bargatze has signed a development deal for a sitcom with NBC. (There hasn't been an official announcement from NBC yet.) It's unclear what, if any, involvement Fallon will have in Bargatze's show, but he seems invested in the rising comic; Bargatze appeared on Fallon's show back in June, and the two have been touring together recently on Fallon's "Clean Cut Comedy Tour". Below, check out Bargatze's set from Friday.