(PCM) Through his wit-infused goofy humor and enduring hard work, Jimmy Fallon has worked his way into the hearts’ of Americans across the country, earning him his new and acclaimed title as host of The Tonight Show.
Jimmy Fallon started hosting the The Tonight Show this past Monday, opening with a star studded hour of comedy, games, interviews, and great musical guests.
In his first week, Fallon has already hosted Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Lindsay Lohan, Will Ferrell, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Joan Rivers, Seth Rogen, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Kristen Wiig, Robert De Niro, Stephen Colbert, U2, Tina Fey, and a slew of other A-list celebrities.
Backed by his house band of the last four years, the incredibly talented Legendary Roots Crew, Fallon has managed to secure high ratings for his first three episodes of The Tonight Show. His premiere episode had a substantial rating of 7.1, which, while not higher than Jay Leno’s farewell episode from The Tonight Show, is the second highest rated Tonight Show since 2009 and is higher than the premiere episode of Conan in 2009. Fallon’s Wednesday night show garnered even higher ratings with 7.274 million viewers tuning in, making it the highest Wednesday Tonight Show in more than 10 years.
So far, Jimmy Fallon has managed to play a game of charades with Tim Mcgraw, Emma Thompson, and Bradley Cooper, show the world the evolution of hip-hop dancing with Will Smith, and have NBC news anchor Brian Williams rap “Rapper’s Delight”.
During his show on Tuesday night, Fallon treated guests to a barbershop quartet version of R&B legend R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)”. The YouTube video, seen below, has already gained over 1 million views, which is not surprising considering America’s predilection for the song.
Watch the video below and tune in to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airing weeknights at 11:35/10:35c.