This is pretty juicy stuff: NBC’s New Fall Sweeps is giving fans a chance to win the trip of a lifetime! RIGHT NOW through June 13th, fans can enter to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend one of the final tapings of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a trip for two to New York City to attend one of the premiere tapings of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!
President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, April 24 (12:35am Eastern/11:35 pm Central). The special broadcast will be taped from the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday to air that same night.
Dave Matthews is set to perform as the April 24th musical guest. Fallon will also bring along his acclaimed house band The Roots.
Earlier this week, NBC announced that Ricky Gervais would reprise his gig as host of The Golden Globes Awards. Today comes the announcement that the network has found their host for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards [8/7C, August 29, 2010] – Jimmy Fallon!
Fallon, whose run on Saturday Night Live – where he co-anchored Weekend Update with Tina Fey – earned him the shot at hosting Late Night, is a singer, dancer, and impressionist as well as a standup comic. His humor runs towards the snarky – though not as pointedly as Gervais – which should give the Emmys some edge. And if he can bring the show in on time, that would be cool, too.
Joshua Topolsky from Engadget gave Jimmy Fallon a demo of the iPad last night. Just for snicks I’m going to take a few minutes out of my busy WonderCon day to see if I can walk into an Apple Store at 3pm and pick one up.