Emmy Award- and Grammy Award-winning comedian Jimmy Fallon brings a high-tempo energy to the storied NBC franchise with his welcoming interview style, love of audience participation, spot-on impersonations and innovative sketches. For almost 60 years, "The Tonight Show" has been an American television institution home to big-name celebrity guests and top musical and comedic talent. Taking a cue from predecessors, including hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Fallon carries on the tradition audiences know and love. Known for his huge online presence, Fallon also brings along many popular segments, celeb sketches and musical parodies that fans have grown to love on "Late Night," including Hashtags, Thank You Notes and Slow Jam the News. It tapes before a live studio audience.
Try as they might, late night show hosts this year just couldn't avoid politics entirely. And though the likes of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and others graced our screens this year by taking on the Trump administration, it wasn't just government talk that dominated the airwaves. Fortunately, there were plenty of hilarious moments with celebrities, plenty of bizarre segments, and enough to distract us from the garbage fire that has been that meant we didn't have to talk Trump the entire year. Perennial musical punching bag Nickelback got their vengeance earlier this year in Mean Tweets, Jimmy Kimmel's excellent segment where music stars get to read awful things about themselves. In a year where immigrants have been under constant attack by the Trump administration, it was heartwarming to see Jimmy Kimmel give America's newest citizens the welcome they deserve. Nicki Minaj rapping about sleeping with Stephen Colbert is something that actually happened this year.
Barty as humble as ever after winning the Newcombe Medal. Tme-lapse of the dense cloud and smoke sweeping across Sydney. Nish Kumar booed off stage at Lord's Taverners' charity lunch. Jeremy Corbyn criticised the effects of Tory and Lib Dem government. Shailene Woodley dons blue hooded puffer dress at Fashion Awards.
The show typically opened with a brief monologue from Fallon, followed by a comedy "desk piece," as well as prerecorded segments and audience competitions. The next segment was devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to media personalities and political figures. The show then closed with either a musical or comedy performance, or a cooking segment.