Jimmy Fallon to replace Conan O’Brien

April 25th, 2008 // 123 Comments

I’m a tad perturbed right now. Mostly because for a couple years now I managed to forget that Jimmy Fallon even existed. Today I was smacked in the face with the fact that, not only does his unfunny ass still walk among us, but he’ll be taking over for Conan O’Brien on NBC’s Late Night, according to the AP:

A former regular on “Saturday Night Live,” Fallon, 33, would take over sometime next year as host of the 12:30 a.m. talk show. O’Brien is to replace Jay Leno on NBC’s “Tonight” show, aired at 11:30 p.m. each weeknight….. As long ago as last summer, NBC late-night boss Rick Ludwin was quoted as saying that Fallon “is at the top of our short list.”

Expect violence in America to go up next year. Instead of people asking “Hey, did you see Conan last night?” they’ll now ask “Hey, did you see Jimmy Fallon last night?” Which will of course be answered by a well-deserved toss out our 20th story office window. Yeah, I’m talking to you, Bill. It’s not a crime if I warn you a year in advance. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go rob that bank that I warned back in ’05. Free money, here I come!

UPDATE: So, I’m in jail now. Which isn’t that bad, actually. I just paid Wesley Snipes a pack of smokes to say “Always bet on black.” And, for two packs, he’ll karate kick me in the chest! Shit, had I known prison was this much fun, I would’ve gotten in years ago. Oh, wow, a knife fight! Whee!

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  1. Gerald_Tarrant

    Fallon is a huge tool. He can’t do comedy. He was the worst part of SNL when he did that, and that is saying a lot because SNL during his time sucked on so many levels. His movies suck. I think the only thing worse would have been tapping Dane Cook or Jim Breuer to do the show.

  2. dioly

    damn that sucks

  3. Anonymous

    Tired of the dating site spammer? Here is the asshole’s information:

    Du Qiang, ecomfun@aol.com, 800 West El Camino Real #180, Mountain View, California 94040 United States (650)906-0405

    Call the prick on the phone.

  4. He lipth to much for me to take him theriouthly. Thometimeth you have to thay no to the lipth. Thorry Jimmy, but you should have thtayed on EthNL.

  5. pssst….. #1 and #4 are the same person….. you know, like funding both sides of the war on terror…..

  6. Racer X


  7. nipolian

    Same douche-wad, different hair.

  8. lost and found

    I always thought of Jimmy Fallon as a bad impression of Adam Sandler. Except Sandler had some funny bits.

  9. They White Urkle

    WHAT! Why is Leno leaving? That is the worst part of this whole story. Who the hell would watch Conan or Fallon? Not one single person.

  10. mafme

    Good christ, no. I hate this guy. I thought he went away… I can’t stand his ass face.

  11. mafme

    Leno is Godawful and is unwatchable. Conan has been the best host NBC has had for a long, long time.

  12. ph7


  13. Gerald_Tarrant

    Ok, I’ve reconsidered my comment. I rewatched “Cowbell” and Fallon was the only thing about the sketch that wasn’t funny. He couldn’t pull off his lines without cracking up. Stupid ass. He is worse than Dane Cook or Jim Breuer (as long as he doesn’t do that supremely unfunny Goatboy)

  14. I_hate_Fever_Pitch

    Conan is amazing and I’m glad he’s getting a more prime spot, but COME ON! Fallon?? He should stick to Weekend Update… the one thing he was mildly mediocre at.

  15. mrs.t

    #10-Do you hate his ass face because he’s bastard people?

  16. Auntie Kryst

    @13, you nailed it. We can all expect Fallon sitting behind the host’s desk continually mugging for the camera and laughing at his own jokes.

  17. mrs.t

    I must disagree about Weekend Update Fallon…he couldn’t even do that shit without cracking himself, and only himself, up.

  18. mamadough

    my heart stopped when all i saw was “replacing Conan” but then i saw it was for jay leno’s unfunny jaw flap and all is good again. leno = fallon = about as funny as the holocaust. fallon reminds me of mike myers’ down syndrome brother.

  19. Josh

    He won’t last two years. Nobody watched his fake news abortion on SNL, no one is going to watch him try to fill in for someone he clearly doesn’t deserve to follow.

  20. mamadough

    in hind sight, NBC does continue to let carson daly keep his bullshit parade going…maybe there is hope for him yet (bah!)

  21. nipolian

    As far as I am concerned, Lorne Michaels should have pulled the plug on SNL back in 1980 when he lost the original cast:

    Dan Aykroyd
    John Belushi
    Gilda Radner
    Chevy Chase
    Jane Curtain
    Laraine Newman
    Garrett Morris

    And they had guests that were actually funny (Alec Baldwin being one of the few exceptions):

    Bill Murray
    Steve Martin
    Andy Kaufman

  22. cate

    Conan is the best host.
    I am so freaking psyched he’s taking over Leno’s spot.
    But Jimmy Fallon… jesus. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed at a single one of his jokes. Why do i have a feeling this is not going to work out?

  23. grammarnazi

    20th storey!

  24. Auntie Kryst

    @21 Nip, Chevy Chase left the cast after the first season. Bill Murray came on after Chevy, and in my opinion was 10x funnier.

    PS “The Bass O Matic” funniest fucking fake commercial SNL ever did..

  25. Ted Mosby

    Because they couldn’t get Adam Sandler they’re going with a poor man’s Sandler?

  26. Media Browski

    I could have swore that Fallon died of an overdose in Reno, circa 2002.

  27. Media Browski

    I could have swore that Fallon died of an overdose in Reno, circa 2002. Good for him!

  28. fallon is an awful choice. i’d rather watch leno.

  29. dew

    I prefer Leno to Letterman (I think HE thinks he’s funny, but I find him boring and pretentious). I despise Conan. I do not know this Fallon, so I will not be watching him. That pretty much gets rid of any NBC late night for me.

    Kimmel is occasionally funny, but he’s became too raunchy for my tastes lately. I adore Craig Ferguson, so on the nights I’m up late, not falling asleep to stupid Letterman, I will watch Ferguson.

    I can’t wait until Letterman retires, and Ferguson takes his place. Especially since there’s no other late night talk shows I’ll purposely watch other than Ferguson (I’ll watch Kimmel if I’m on that channel, and there’s nothing else on, but I’ll read a book instead if he gets raunchy).

  30. Eames

    What’s wrong with you fuckin’ people. Why can’t you just give things a chance? He could be really good. All i hear is complaining and bitching.. like whining little babies. “Nah naa naa naa…nahh NAHHH…”

  31. Goren

    He’ll be great.

  32. steve



    Can we email NBC? And tell them to drop this douchewad?

  33. blah

    Eames: You’re idiot. If you’re a comedian and you suck at being one, but NBC hires you to do a show anyway, everyone already knows you’ll suck. It’s that simple. It’s not like he’s some guy nobody has ever heard of and we aren’t giving him a chance. We KNOW he’s one the top 5 worst comics of all time.

    After you’re done watching Fallon, you can stay up for Carson.

  34. Goren

    Barry Gibb Talk Show? That is truly funny!

  35. pissed

    oh you gotta be shittin’ me. Fallon? the one comic that I think is LESS funny than Dane Cook?

    Any predictions that Late Night will die after Conan leaves?

  36. Jimmy will replace Conan O’Brien??? NO WAY!

  37. Eames


    Yeah, maybe I Will watch Carson. I do sometimes and he’s fine.
    You’re just a DUDE who’s jealous.

  38. Janeane The Acerbic Goblin

    This is a true disaster. I don’t like late night TV anyway, but Fallon is so untalented. But he’s obviously a good asskisser of NBC brass, I’ll give him that.

  39. Srum

    Well, there goes Joe Piscopo’s comeback.

  40. emily

    Yuck. I’ll stick with Craig Ferguson.

  41. 21st century digital boy

    Fallon sucks and in no way deserves this break. But I don’t care. His late night run is going to bomb faster than Chevy Chase’s, and so cosmic justice will once again be restored.

  42. sameshitdifferentyear

    It lives.

    Be bored.
    Be very, very, very, very, very, very, very bored.

  43. Todd

    Conan who? I watch Craig Ferguson if I want funny.

  44. karmapolice

    Ha. Fallon did always find himself overly amusing, and I have never seen anyone on SNL laugh more through their scenes. The only sketch he ever did that I liked was the two horny Boston teens sketches with Rachel Dratch. And she made it funny, not him.
    I have honestly never bothered to listen to Dane Cook to know, but I assure you Fallon is a horrible fucking comedian. Just terrrrible. No one over 12 could possibly think his comedy albums are good. And I hate Jim Bruer too.

    I can’t understand how Fallon got this gig at all.

  45. Vir

    Yeah Fallon sucks, but it’s better than the King of Tools, Carson Daly, getting a better time slot.

  46. jzz

    better than that talentless Douche named Carson daily.

  47. Jammy

    He’s a jackoff that will last 5 minutes.

  48. Sierra

    Well wayy better than Carson Daly. And okay, a little better than Dane Cook. I don’t really care, aslong as Conan’s still on :)

  49. PettyPape

    #15 mrs. t- mafme is probably going home to bite his pillow.

  50. Kareem Ofwheat

    Bring back Kilborn, the funniest late night host since early Letterman.

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