FIRST LOOK - Jimmy Fallon Graces Cover of February Vanity Fair

Jimmy Fallon, who takes over the TONIGHT SHOW desk from long-time host Jay Leno on February 17th, will grace the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair. Get a first look below!

In the issue, the SNL alum reveals that when he was young, he would watch the NBC sketch comedy by himself in order soak in every word of dialogue. "As long as I wasn't doing anything at night, I'd just sit by myself and I would have a six-pack of Pabst," says the 39-year-old. "I wanted to see the sketches, the new characters, what the angle was."

Fallon will move the iconic late night talk show to 30 Rock in New York once Leno steps down after 22 years at the helm. As part of the transition, THE TONIGHT SHOW will be executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock").

Watch the first official promo for the upcoming show below:

Backed by the house band the Roots, Fallon has interviewed and performed with some of the top names in entertainment and politics, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Cruise, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake. His comedic sketches have often become viral video phenomenons. The "Late Night" parodies of such shows as "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," "The Real Housewives" franchise, "Jersey Shore" and "Downton Abbey" have been seen by millions around the world.

Photo: Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair

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