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. Ms. W

    I don’t know about his comedy, but Jimmy is way hot! They’ll probably get a whole new demographic of female viewers (like me). Conan just doesn’t have ANY sex appeal. Funny, yes, but so dreadfully awkward and asexual.

  2. Somuchsoap

    This guy’s a fag and Tina Fey is even more stupid. They wrecked SNL. Now both of them are doing new shit. Fuck them.

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  4. mimang

    he kinda looks like a sex predator right there.

  5. EatCake

    If they had any wits about them at all, they’d give Late Night to Chealsea Handler “A sexually assaulted staff is a happy staff”

  6. EatCake

    If they had any wits about them at all, they’d give Late Night to Chelsea Handler “A sexually assaulted staff is a happy staff”

  7. EatCake

    My bad for the double post. I suck at life, I know.

  8. J

    I can’t believe some people think that Dane Cook is funnier than Jimmy. I also can’t believe that anyone thinks Dane Cook is funny. Dane is like the McDonald’s of comedy. He’s decent in comedy films, tho.

    Sometimes, especially these days, the only funny part about SNL is when the actors laugh a little in the skits. Watch some Debbie Downer skits and enjoy Rachel Dratch trying to keep a straight face.

    Jimmy may not be a stand-up comic, but he’s a fun guy, and the people who work in the business know that. I’m sure that’s why they chose him for this job.

  9. mafme

    #15 Yes!!!! That is EXACTLY why!

  10. Shady

    conan is hilarious he’s one of the only late shows i watch, ferguson is the other one

  11. Chris

    I couldn’t be happier that Jimmy Fallon will get the late night chair; long may he reign!

    I have to get up at 4:30 every morning, and I haven’t watched evening television in yonks. It’s comforting to know that this lame ass-wipe will be safely ensconced in a place where I will never have to see him again.

    Make Dane Cook his Ed McMahon, and I’ll sleep like a baby until I retire. Talk about a potential black hole of suck…

  12. annie

    WHAT DOUCHE!!!!!! I can’t believe they’re actually going to give this ahole his own spot in late-night tv!

  13. BrooklynMatt

    There is no way to know who will work in that job. He may suck he may be great; those who point out that Fallon has connections to NBC realize that means he may get or retain better guests. Those who think he’s “cute” realize another part of the market.

    But if anyone here claims that they could tell from Conan’s writing or Ferguson’s work on the Drew Carey show that they would work as talk show hosts they’re lying. Fallon was far from hilarious on SNL and you can hate Fey but they were the beginning of the turn around of that show’s ratings (after cable and the internet!), so somebody liked them.

    The most amazing fact is that for 30 years people have always said SNL was better before…I remember hearing that halfway through the first season. The reason is that every premise in a sketch show is bound to be funnier than the reality and we remember the premises and watch the current reality. Even watching the “best of” episodes show “Samurai” skits getting old fast. A lot of the Billy Crystal stuff was painful to watch…Crystal’s done pretty well for himself, and if you (or I) don’t like him, that’s fine NBC would happily take a chance having an audience with the masses who do if he were willing.

    So Fallon may be gone fast than Chevy Chase (part of the “best of SNL”) or last as long as Tom Snyder who was ripped for years.

  14. L

    Jimmy is gonna do AMAZING replacing Conan. He is such a funny guy and all of you “haters” should give him a chance. This is probably the best opportunity he’s gotten in the last couple of years so I’m so happy for him.

  15. L

    Jimmy is gonna do AMAZING replacing Conan. He is such a funny guy and all of you “haters” should give him a chance. This is probably the best opportunity he’s gotten in the last couple of years so I’m so happy for him.

  16. edgar suit

    surley it will be as successfull as the pat sajack show

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    shurely shirley

  18. manda

    soo conan IS FOR SURE TAKING OVER FOR LENO RIGHT? CUZ HE NEVER REALLY SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT IT JUST THAT FALLON IS TAKING OVER FOR HIM. I NEEEED TO KNOW THIS CUZ CONAN WILL NOT SAY IT!

  19. manda

    soo conan IS FOR SURE TAKING OVER FOR LENO RIGHT? CUZ HE NEVER REALLY SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT IT JUST THAT FALLON IS TAKING OVER FOR HIM. I NEEEED TO KNOW THIS CUZ CONAN WILL NOT SAY IT!

  20. manda

    soo conan IS FOR SURE TAKING OVER FOR LENO RIGHT? CUZ HE NEVER REALLY SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT IT JUST THAT FALLON IS TAKING OVER FOR HIM. I NEEEED TO KNOW THIS CUZ CONAN WILL NOT SAY IT!

  21. steve

    Jimmy Fallon Sucks

    Did I mention that Jimmy Fallon sucks.

    jimmy fallon sucks

  22. elliot

    Jimmy Fallon????
    Are they kidding?

    The fact that Fallon would be considered for anything more than the occasional botched skit on a bad night of SNL is unfathomable.

    What is NBC thinking?

  23. Tracy

    How old are you people, honestly?

    You are all acting immature. Jimmy Fallon will be an amazing talk show host. I saw him guest host for David Letterman once and he was a NATURAL at it. This was what he was born to do. Quit being so jealous over a man who gets more women than you ever could.

  24. vyker

    Hey, at least it isn’t Dat Phan.

  25. casper

    Jimmy Fallon FUCKIN SUCKS MORE THAN JENNA JAMESON IN A GANGBANG! The only people who thinks that he is funny are women because women ARENT FUNNY! They should have tried to get someone like Will Ferral. Dane Cook is not funny either but at least I HAVE laughed at some of his jokes. I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED OR EVEN CHUCKLED AT ANY OF FALLONS JOKES OR SKITS! Why dont they get horacio Sanz as his sidekick so they can laugh at each others unfunny jokes. I know 3 year olds who are funnier then this peice of shit. Did any of you guys see his press conference where he was trying to make jokes? NO ONE LAUGHED!! They will need a laugh track on his show easily.

  26. JimmyFan

    Remember the SNL skit where Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sans play college roommates who broadcast a show from their dormroom? That shit was HILARIOUS!!! Cuz they were high the whole time! That was the joke!!! Get it?

  27. I like Jimmy Fallon. I would have sex with him, if given the chance. I really would. And I think he’s pretty damn funny. But mainly I would have sex with him.

  28. chriscohrs@gmail.com

    Why can’t they get a person like Joe McHale because at least he’s funnier than Fallon.

  29. chris

    The only thing that would ever be considered funny in my opinion involving Jimmy Fallon, is if he got punk’d by Ashton Kutcher by him giving him a comedy award.. If comedy was a heathy baby, Jimmy Fallon would be the Sudden death syndrome.

  30. chaz

    Boycott dusch-boy Falllon’s show for all the unfunniness he brought to our lives for years on SNL. His mostly mean-spirited rants were self-centered nothingness that only cracked up dusch-boy himself. Fallon is a very unhappy man who knows he wrecked SNL; he also knows he is not capable of being funny, ever. How NBC can not see this is a total mystery. My guess is he is probably a very likable person off-set; trouble is none of us know him off-set. He has obviously cast a spell on people at NBC who know him well, a spell so powerful that blinds them to the absolute dusch-baggieness, no-talent duebe that is the man. Just because there is not much choice at 12:30- don’t tune in. Make NBC pay for being so ignorant. Carson Daly is not funny but is not mean-spirited or self-centered like Baboon Falloon and is likable, unlike that total a-hole, loser Falloon Balloon. F-you Jimmy Falloon Saloon. F-you for life. I hate you.

  31. M Yuesei

    Fallon sucks…he’s not funny. The show will cancel, or he will be fired, after a few months. Fallon is annoying – there is nothing naturally funny about him. Who did this guy blow to take over Conan’s spot? Hurray to Conan btw.

  32. Another Jared

    Jimmy Fallon replacing Conan O’Brien? How did this talentless being manage to transport himself to his own show. His show isn’t funny. He isn’t funny. His SNL skits were not funny.

    The apocalypse has been ushered in by Fallon.

  33. Mark

    Dude Jimmy Falllon sucks on the tonight show, this guy is brutal, humor sucks, personality sucks, i think nbc will take his ass off soon, he blows hahah, they shouldnt move jay leno, should just keep it as is

  34. Larry

    What a stiff I can hardly watch and I probably won’t anymore I gave him a chance he’s horrible the whole show set up even the the band looks like a bunch of zombies there just no karisma. They would have been better of bring Letterman back to NBC. Or even LaBomba from Max Weinburgs band. NBC needs to yank him asap.

  35. Larry

    What a stiff I can hardly watch and I probably won’t anymore I gave him a chance he’s horrible the whole show set up even the the band looks like a bunch of zombies there just no karisma. They would have been better of bring Letterman back to NBC. Or even LaBomba from Max Weinburgs band. NBC needs to yank him asap.

  36. chad

    this guy is a ASS!!!! jimmy fallon SUCKS

  37. Howard

    Ok, when Jimmy Fallon was on SNL, I thought, “meh… fairly funny, nothing special.”
    and when I heard he was replacing time slots with Conan O’brien, I thought,
    “Very random, but ok?”
    He was terrible!!! Despite watching him bomb, joke after joke, I kept rooting for him, although my friends all said “he sucked” and has never heard of the phrase “over acting” the first night.
    From then untill now, its only been pitty laughs, excruciatingly awkward silences, led by desperate “can someone throw me a bone here?” expressions on his face. I can also tell he gets very frustrated while telling jokes, to the point where it seems like any negative comment made to him will cause him to snap.
    At points I find myself feeling sorry for him.
    He is so bad he had to get some one ELSE to tell opening his jokes, for him! Wow, just wow.

    LONG STORY SHORT:
    Put it this way, watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is like watching a plane crash….. in slow motion.
    Jimmy if you are reading this, Im still rooting for you, but if this just isnt your thing, then step down buddy.

  38. jeff

    He will be off the air in the next week or so rumor has it. He is going to go down worse then majic johnson and chevy chase

  39. Greg

    Jimmy Fallon: “Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will appear together on stage in Toronto for a two-hour friendly debate. Each side gets to pick a topic, so the first hour will be centered on” the “international banking crisis. The second hour will be dedicated to NASCAR trivia.”

    I don’t even get his jokes; why does Bill Clinton pick to talk about NASCAR?

  40. Shadmehr

    Jimmy Fallon should be Jimmy Failing!
    He is just NOT funny and he is killing that show!
    PLEASE Cancel the guy..I have nothing against him..i’m sure he’s a nice person. But he sucks at this

  41. Shadmehr

    Jimmy Fallon should be Jimmy Failing!
    He is just NOT funny and he is killing that show!
    PLEASE Cancel the guy..I have nothing against him..i’m sure he’s a nice person. But he sucks at this

  42. shauni

    Jimmy Fallon is so hilarious. Unfortunately there are people who didnt like him on SNL so they will obviously not like him on late night. I love him, so I love the show. He is so cute too. One day i want to be in the audience and see that sexy close up!!!

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  48. Fuck you

    Fuck the asshole bitch who made this website. Fuck Fallon. Here is the trick… this douche here who made this website realized early on that a douche-bag Fallon will not live on TV for long and a lot of people HATE him, and while he is a total fucking loser, the loser who owns this website, makes money coming up in search results for “fuck Fallon” etc. (I fucking can’t believe this douche got his own show.) He was not worth any time or attention on SNL, he was just casting by with his dream. I promise you one thing, anyone from SNL is more talented than this douche or fucking Jay Leno. The only reason Fallon is on this Earth is because the more qualified and talented sperm was fighting and this stupid douche was pushed in by accident and all the pressure from behind. Fallon, you fucking loser, you are lucky you are not on the napkin, but fuck you anyway. You don’t deserve the show or life. Suck on this. All of you who “like” him are fucking abortion survivors clan.

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