Jimmy Fallon Named EW's 2014 Entertainer of the Year
In the issue, Fallon insists that the success of The Tonight Show's latest incarnation is a team effort. "We honestly have the best human beings for this job possible," he says. "They're bleeding for the show. Everybody's at their A game." In fact, it reminds him of a certain other late-night show he once worked on. "They're amazing people on Saturday Night Live, but I feel like we're equal, if not better, than that crew," Fallon says. "Because Saturday Night Live, they are truly magicians-but we're doing this five days a week."
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About The Tonight Show
In 2014, "The Tonight Show" returned to its New York origins when "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" made its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center. 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.
An American television institution for almost 60 years, "The Tonight Show" continues 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 carrys 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 brings 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.
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