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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.

Watch 17-Year-Old Jimmy Fallon's Very First Standup Set

Continuing in today's unearthed before-they-were-stars video trend, here's footage of Jimmy Fallon's very first attempt at standup when he was just a 17-year-old kid from Saugerties with a solid Travolta impression. Funny how he's retained those trademark flashes of mid-performance lip-biting shyness even as host of The Tonight Show.

Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno Talk 'Tonight Show' Past and Future

Last night, Tonight Show heir Jimmy Fallon paid Leno a visit, and the two chatted about Super Bowl commercials, Jimmy's thoughts on magazine airbrushing, and the glowing pride he feels now that his baby daughter knows how to chew pasta. In part 2 of the interview below, Leno plays a clip of Fallon's very first Tonight Show appearance, where we learn that the 3-piece suit is the secret ingredient to future Tonight Show stardom and success.

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.

A Look at Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show'

Jimmy Fallon's long-awaited Tonight Show debut aired last night with official guests Will Smith and U2 and unofficial guests Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga, Tracy Morgan, Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Joan Rivers, Mike Tyson, Joe Namath, Mariah Carey, and Stephen Colbert. Above, watch the fantastic string of celebrity cameos who begrudging gave Fallon the $100 they all owed him for making it to The Tonight Show, then click through to check out some of the night's best moments, including Fallon's first Tonight Show monologue and his "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" sketch with Will Smith.

Jimmy Fallon Predicts How His 'Tonight Show' Run Will Go

Jimmy Fallon is set to take over The Tonight Show on Monday, February 17th, and he gave an interview to Vulture talking about the transition. Here he is giving what'll probably be an accurate prediction of his initial ratings:

"I’m sure we’ll do great the first week because the Olympics will give us a good lead-in. And then after the Olympics, you know, we have a normal ten-o’clock lead-in, so the ratings will go down. That’ll be a headline: 'Fallon loses 40 percent of his audience.' [Once Seth Meyers takes over Late Night on February 24th], our ratings will go up a little bit because people will be intrigued about [...]

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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Jimmy Fallon Gives Jay Leno a Lifetime 'Tonight Show' Guest Spot Invitation

On this morning's Today show, Matt Lauer sat down with Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon to discuss the upcoming Tonight Show host transition ahead of Leno's final episode tomorrow night, and Fallon was sure to make it clear that Leno is welcome as a guest on the New York Tonight Show anytime. He told Lauer:

I'm just looking forward to the new chapter in my life. I told Jay, I gave him a roundtrip ticket to New York — coach, because he's humble. He could always upgrade if he wants. Honestly, as many jokes as he wants. The stage is his, he knows that. So whenever he wants, [...]