“Extra” caught up with Jay Leno on Sunday to get his take on the future of the “Tonight Show,” and his possible replacement, Jimmy Fallon.
Jay Leno took the "Tonight Show" stage on Friday ready to fire off more zingers at NBC. The late-night host continued to have some fun at the network's expense after a week of rumors claiming Jimmy Fallon will take his place in 2014.During the monologue he joked, “Doctors in Canada were shocked after pulling a three-inch knife blade from the back of a 32-year old man. The knife had been in there for three years! Imagine that, the guy had a knife in his back for three years. He must’ve worked at NBC too. I was stunned by that.”
With reports Jimmy Fallon will take over as host of the “Tonight Show,” who will fill Fallon’s 12:30 AM spot?
“Extra” spoke with Hollywood Reporter journalist Lacey Rose, who came up with these three suggestions:
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.”
“Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon took a stab at Abbott & Costello’s famous “Who’s On First” bit, with a little help from Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld!
Announcer Steve Higgins is the befuddled Costello, and Fallon is Abbott, with a twist on the classic skit with Billy, head writer A.D. Miles and Jerry stepping in as baseball players, Who, What and I Don’t Know.
Late-night hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon were on their own Monday, taping in front of nonexistent studio audiences. With New York on lockdown because of Hurricane Sandy, the two comedians had to go it alone with just their musicians, guests and skeletal crews.