Jimmy Fallon
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United States
2021

Electric Hot Dog

Jimmy
Fallon

The funnyman will continue to be one of NBC’s signature stars for a long time to come, as the “Tonight Show” host in November 2020 renewed his contract to remain in place for at least five more years. Fallon, who took over from Jay Leno in February 2014, has become more competitive in adults 18-49, tying Stephen Colbert for No. 1 after the first four weeks of the fall season in 2021. Meanwhile, NBCUniversal has announced several new projects with Fallon under his Electric Hot Dog banner, including NBC primetime unscripted music series “That’s My Jam,” “The Kids’ Tonight Show,” a youth-oriented version of the series, “Clash of the Cover Bands,” a competition show for the E! network and an animated series based on Fallon’s children’s books.

Career

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
  • THAT'S MY JAM

Education

  • College of Saint Rose (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Comedy Leaders

Philanthropy

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Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

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...

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