Mel Brooks Speaks Fondly of Gene Wilder on The Tonight Show

Mel Brooks appeared on The Tonight Show yesterday to promote some sold out comedy shows. Since he didn’t need to push tickets, Mel had a chance to just have some fun with Jimmy and reflect on Continue reading

Will Forte brought all his Greatest Hits to the Tonight Show

Will Forte’s time on Saturday Night Live was a delight from top to bottom, but one of our favorite characters is maybe one of his lowest-key ones: presidential candidate Tim Calhoun (he’s the candidate for the Write-In Party, who’s running for the office of president of America, United States). So imagine our delight when Tim Calhoun popped up on The Tonight Show! He’s got a lot of good qualities (including confident, strong, and dancer) and he has absolutely no skeletons in his closet (they’re in a duffle bag in his basement). He’s truly the one who can “Make America Grate Cheese Again”. Continue reading

Jim Gaffigan’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

The Jim Gaffigan Show returns to TVLand this Sunday, which fittingly enough, is Father’s Day. To promote the show, Jim made a special appearance on The Tonight Show last night. Rather than a usual interview or stand-up set, Jim presented the audience with the perfect gift guide for Father’s Day. After throwing away the typical Father’s Day gifts like ties and beer-can hats, Jim and Jimmy took at look at things that dads would really want to get. Of course, a lot of the things ended up being Jim Gaffigan-related, but hey, we know our dads would enjoy going to a Jim Gaffigan show! Plus, Continue reading

President Obama Looks Back on His Legacy on The Tonight Show

President Obama’s first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was focused on two things: Obama’s legacy and the 2016 election. Even the recurring sketches that they did reinforced this: Slow Jam the News was all about the things Obama has accomplished during his time in office (and was also a callback to when he first slow jammed the news on Jimmy’s old show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and Thank You Notes obviously gave the president a chance to look back at his time in office.  Continue reading

President Obama’s Late Night Talk Show Appearances – A Rundown

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It’s just been announced that President Obama will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night. This marks the first time that Barack has appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s version of The Tonight Show, which is pretty crazy when you think about it. We mean, he went all the way to Marc Maron’s garage, for heaven’s sake! But of course, just because he hasn’t been on The Tonight Show when Jimmy Fallon has been the host doesn’t mean that President Obama has been lacking in his late night appearances over the years. We’ve compiled a list of all of his late night interviews here, so you can get an idea of what to expect this Thursday (of course, there’s a high probability they might just end up having a lip sync battle and playing Catch Phrase for the entire time, but hey, it’s fun to watch clips anyway). Continue reading

Adam Sandler Sings to the Troops with Jimmy Fallon

Remember when Adam Sandler used to make really, really funny comedy albums? We got a little taste of that again on yesterday’s Tonight Show. In front of a room full of service men, Jimmy and Adam sang a song for the troops. “Friends on All Bases” might not be Sandler’s best work, but he reminded us how of those hours spent listening to Continue reading

Andy Samberg Basically Took Over the Tonight Show

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg was on The Tonight Show last night to catch up with Jimmy Fallon and promote his new movie, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The bulk of the interview was made up of Jimmy Fallon laughing at how funny the movie was (which no one else has seen yet), which made it a little bit difficult to follow at times. Still, from what we got out of it (and what we know about it from the trailer), Andy and the other Lonely Island guys (Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) have created a crazy film full of pop culture references and cameos. The’ve also written new songs for the movie, so we suppose the movie soundtrack is just like a new Lonely Island album, so we can definitely get on board with that. Continue reading

Louis CK Tells Jimmy Fallon That He’s Done with the Internet

Since the final episode of Horace and Pete was released, Louis CK has been popping up all over the place. Yesterday he visited Jimmy Fallon. The first thing we noticed was that Louis was pretty dressed up. After that we found Continue reading

Here’s the Video of Prince’s SNL40 Performance

This weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a tribute to Prince in place of the scheduled rerun. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon (of course), the show was primarily a look back at the many times Prince performed live at Studio 8H over the years. It also re-aired several of the “Prince Show” sketches, starring Fred Armisen as Prince and Maya Rudolph as his sidekick, Beyonce. Continue reading

Ellie Kemper Announces Her Pregnancy on the Tonight Show

There’s just one more day until season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt drops on Netflix and we’re planning on spending much of the weekend with Kimmy, Titus Andromedon, Lillian, Jacqueline, and the everybody else who makes up that kooky universe. Ellie Kemper appeared on The Tonight Show last night and it turns out that she’s anticipating more than just the release of the second season. Continue reading

Late Night Television on YouTube


If you’re regular readers of fourthmic, you will have noticed that we often lament the way that late night television seems to be seeking the next viral video more than they are worried about making a television show that stands on its own and is meant to be watched late at night (or very early in the morning). We’re not saying anything new when we say that the various games and other gimmicks favored by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are meant to appeal to YouTube viewers as much as (or more than) live audiences. And we suppose that’s alright, but with nearly every other show following suit, it adds another layer to the late night competition. Continue reading

Andrew Dice Clay Performs on The Tonight Show

There have been ups and there have been downs for Andrew Dice Clay. Right now he is really on the way up. He’s got a new series premiering on Showtime this Sunday at 9:30pm and last night he did stand-up Continue reading

Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy

We’re on record as not always being the biggest fans of the gimmicky stuff that has taken over late night. Sometimes it would be nice to just have a conversation with celebrities, you know? Anyway, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show is undoubtedly the leader in gimmicks that are designed to go viral and the crown jewel in his gimmicky crown is the lip sync battle. Last night, Melissa McCarthy came on to promote her new movie, The Boss, and she wound up as the latest celebrity doing battle with Jimmy. Continue reading

Late Night Hosts Talk About Chris Christie

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As Super Tuesday turned into Wednesday, our thoughts turned to how the late night talk show hosts would react to what was one of the funniest moments of the entire election season: Chris Christie’s dazed/terrified look behind Donald Trump’s victory speech. This moment overshadowed nearly everything else, including who actually won the primaries. You can’t make this stuff up, but you can react to it, and every single one of the late night hosts took their shots. Continue reading

Mike Birbiglia Doesn’t Know How to Deal with Hecklers

One of our favorite comedians, Mike Birbiglia, stopped by The Tonight Show last night. Mike’s off-Broadway solo show, Thank God for Jokes, just extended its run for three additional months and will now run until May 29. Mike talked with Jimmy a bit about what people can expect from coming to the show, which explores all of the difficulties that can arise with creating jokes in this day and age. We were bummed that we weren’t going to be able to make it to New York in time to see the show, but now that it’s extended, we might have to plan a weekend trip down before the end of May to check it out.  Continue reading