From Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, here's Barack Obama (played by Dion Flynn) calling Jimmy Fallon to say great stuff about Jay Leno following his appearance on The Tonight Show, making him the only person under the age of 55 to think highly of Leno.
Comedy Central star Amy Schumer went on The Tonight Show last night and told this story about performing for a hunger strike held by a known terrorist organization, which is probably something 99% of comedians at her level haven't done.
In February, NBC is set to undergo another major late night transition, transitioning Jay Leno out and installing Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers as the new hosts of The Tonight Show and Late Night, respectively. While the late night shift is severely less tumultuous and headline-grabby than the Tonight Show conflicts of 1992 and 2010 (at least so far), NBC may have a bigger late night problem on its hands long term.
Handing Late Night to Seth Meyers creates a pattern, and a potentially troubling one at that. Following in Jimmy Fallon's footsteps, Meyers is now the second anchor of SNL's Weekend Update to be given the keys to Late [...]
"Oh, boy. I'm having these nightmares of da-da-da-ah. Ah. Waking up in the middle of the night. Oh, my god. Yeah. This is — I'm going to — we're going to write a new theme and I'm thinking about it every second. Even now as I talk to you I'm thinking of that theme. Like, like I -—we will be the first thing that is heard when the world is watching that new Tonight Show."
— Questlove to Terry Gross on the challenge that he's faced with in writing a new theme song for The Tonight Show. (via PCB)