JIMMY FALLON Takes Icy 'Polar Plunge' in Lake Michigan!
Dressed in full suit and tie, 'Tonight' show host Jimmy Fallon took an icy dip into Lake Michigan's 32-degree waters on Sunday for the annual 'Polar Plunge.'
The comic was fulfilling a promise he made to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a condition for the mayor appearing on Fallon's show in New York, following an exchange of tweets and challenges.
Emanuel went first, followed immediately by Fallon. Soaked in frigid water from head to toe, the duo then fled the water to cheers from the large crowd that had gathered to watch.
The Tonight Show
Beginning Feb. 17, 2014, "The Tonight Show" returns to its New York origins when "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" makes its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center. Emmy Award- and Grammy Award-winning comedian Jimmy Fallon will bring a high-tempo energy to the storied NBC franchise with his welcoming interview style, love of audience participation, spot-on impersonations and innovative sketches.
An American television institution for almost 60 years, "The Tonight Show" will continue to be a home to big-name celebrity guests and a stage for top musical and comedic talent. Taking a cue from his unforgettable predecessors, including hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Fallon will carry on the tradition that audiences know and love - kicking off every show with the iconic "Tonight Show" monologue. Known for his huge online presence, Fallon will also bring along with him many of the popular segments, celebrity sketches and musical parodies that fans have grown to love on "Late Night," including #Hashtags, Thank You Notes and Slow Jam the News.
Critically praised Grammy winners The Roots will serve as "The Tonight Show" house band.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Josh Lieb. Gavin Purcell produces. "The Tonight Show" tapes before a live studio audience.
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