The unsurprising confirmation that Jimmy Fallon will take over the “Tonight Show” from current host Jay Leno next February gave all the late-night hosts something to talk about on their Wednesday shows.
Fallon played it cool, but definitely felt like crowing a little. Leno poked fun at David Letterman and NBC. Letterman, in turn, poked fun at Leno and NBC. Jimmy Kimmel mocked himself, while Conan O'Brien offered congratulations… sort of.
Here are the hosts' reactions:
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Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the “Tonight Show” shakeup rumors on Wednesday, and now it’s “Tonight” host Jay Leno’s turn.
"Before we get started, I have to talk about the rumors that came out today, which says I'll be moving up to 11:30. Or as my parents call it, 'Yeah, that's still too late,'" joked the funnyman.
Fallon then quipped, "Actually the rumors are true. NBC is turning the ‘Tonight Show’ into a diving competition. So exciting.”