Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jimmy Fallon, Best Tonight Show Host Ever??

Jimmy Fallon used to host Late Night With Jimmy Fallon before he took over for Jay Leno and became the host of The Tonight Show. Since he has taken over he has completely raised the show to new heights and increased the ratings immensely. Steve Allen started as host and was succeeded by Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and now Jimmy Fallon.
Starting on Saturday Night Live Jimmy Fallon has been a well known name for a while, and he's stolen the hearts of many people that watch him. Since he has been host, he has brought a youthful vibe back to the show and many entertainment and comedy based sketches. He's done various fun skits including, classroom instrument versions of songs with famous music artists and lip-sync battles with celebrities such as Emma Stone and Joseph-Gordon Levitt. He's "mom-danced" with Michelle Obama, done 90's dance sketches with Will Smith, created the famous "EW!" video with Will.I.Am, and so many other famous skits that people quote on the daily.
Fallon was named Entertainment Weekly's 2014 Entertainer of the Year and the viewership of the show has gone up 31% since Jay Leno hosted the show last. He's had guests range from Taylor Swift, to the late Joan Rivers, to Nicole Kidman and Bill Cosby. With all of the excitement of this show, not only viewership has sky rocketed, but also social media. The Tonight Show twitter raised from 514,000 to 1.8 million followers and went from 1.5 to 5.2 million subscribers on Youtube. The Tonight Show is one of my favorite shows to watch on weekday nights, and it's a show that a lot of people look forward to every day as well. It has a laid back vibe filled with plenty of jokes, musical numbers, and famous guests and it's never boring to watch. Jimmy Fallon has brought late night television back to life and made it 10 times better.

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