"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" joined in the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, filling the studio audience with 200 New York City public school educators.The selected teachers were all recipients, finalists or nominees for the Big Apple Awards, which recognizes teachers who inspire students and promote high-quality education in their communities."Teacher Appreciation Day is very special. It's the one day each year when we tell our teachers there's no one we're more proud of, and our teachers...
Jimmy Fallon might not have seemed a natural successor to the late-night throne when he took over NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in 2014, but since then the amicable heir to Johnny Carson’s crown has been a seamless fit. During a two-year reign in which “The Tonight Show” has dominated the competition, Fallon has helped to redefine the after-hours slot for the Internet age, while also becoming the highest-paid late-night host in 2016.
Perhaps no other host has done more to prove that overnights and Nielsen ratings matter less today than a lasting digital footprint. Fallon’s goofball gimmicks and comic stunts are tailor-made for the social-media era, earning the comic a formidable online following while spawning viral hits from the likes of “Lip Sync Battle,” the sketch and YouTube sensation that was spun off into a Spike TV series.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Fallon broke into comedy during a celebrated run on “Saturday Night Live” from 1998-2004, when his anchor duties at the “Weekend Update” desk made him a household name. He spent several years attempting to make his mark in film before returning to TV in 2009, at the helm of NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” In 2014, he became the sixth host of “The Tonight Show.”