Jimmy Fallon‘s first The Tonight Show Monologue, Opening, Dance Routine. The Spike Lee directed The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon monologue, $100 bet celebrity opening, and the Will Smith ‘Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing’ dance routine have been released. All are highly entertaining, especially the $100 bet sequence (very surprising who shows up.
On The Tonight Show:
The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show that has aired on NBC since 1954. Most recently recorded in New York City, it is the longest currently running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States and the third-longest-running show on NBC after Meet the Press and Today. It is the second longest running talk show by the same broadcaster in television history after Ireland’s The Late Late Show.
The Tonight Show was hosted by Steve Allen (1954–57), Jack Paar (1957–62), Johnny Carson (1962–92), Jay Leno (1992–2009, 2010–14), Conan O’Brien (2009–10), and Jimmy Fallon (2014–present). Several guest hosts also appeared, particularly during the Paar and Carson eras. The current host is former Late Night host and Saturday Night Live cast member Jimmy Fallon.
The longest-serving host to date was Johnny Carson, who hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 seasons from the fall of 1962 through the spring of 1992. The most recent host of the show is Jay Leno, who hosted the show from 1992 to 2009 and again from March 1, 2010 through February 6, 2014.
On April 3, 2013, NBC announced Jimmy Fallon would become the new host of The Tonight Show. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premiered February 17, 2014, midway through the 2014 Winter Olympics, and relocated the show to New York for the first time since 1972.
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