WATCH: New Promo for ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Released
Johnny Carson. Jay Leno. Jimmy Fallon. What do these three funny and talented men have in common? They have all been (or will be, in Fallon’s case) hosts of the hit late-night talk show ‘The Tonight Show.’
That’s right, Leno will be stepping down and making way for comedian, talk show host and ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Jimmy Fallon, who will officially become the new host of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Monday, Feb. 17.
For 22 years, Leno has hosted and filmed the hit Peacock network talk show in Los Angeles, but the iconic talk show will be moving back to New York City (it’s original home), with Fallon in tow.
As you can see from the video below, the promo reflects back on 60 years worth of memorable talk show footage, including famous Carson moments, Leno’s takeover and even Conan O’Brien (current host of TBS’ ‘Conan’) short-lived hosting gig as ‘Tonight’s leading man. Steve Allen and Jack Paar, both pre-Carson hosts, are also featured.
Currently, Fallon hosts NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ but will hand over the reins to fellow ‘SNL’ comedian Seth Meyers on Monday, Feb. 24. Clearly, Fallon will have no issue with his new hosting duties, as he does such a fabulous job on 'Late Night,' but this will be new territory for Meyers. As a longtime comedian and head of 'SNL's 'Weekend Update,' Meyers should have no problem filling in as the frontrunner of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'