<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/feature/late-night-on-nbc http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:09:49 -0700 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:09:49 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fallon's Thank-You Notes]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:52:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-25+at+10.47.55+AM.png Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to Take Your Child to Work Day, Ray-Ban and other things. ]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: "Nonsense Karaoke" With Pratt]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:45:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/470980856.jpg Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon take turns on "The Tonight Show" singing well-known songs like "Uptown Funk," except the lyrics have been replaced with nonsense sentences.

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<![CDATA["Tonight": Jimmy Fallon Swaps Seats With John Cleese ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:42:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Monty-Python-John-Cleese.jpg

It all started with the coconuts.

“The Tonight Show” got infinitely sillier on Thursday night, as Jimmy Fallon welcomed Monty Python — Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and John Cleese — to Studio 6B.

The famously irreverent, mostly British sketch comedy troupe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their (equally irreverent) classic movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Idle graciously bestowed Fallon with the first-ever Python Award (a coconut, naturally).

But when Cleese got upset with his spot next to Gilliam, the gracious host decided to swap seats, and roles. Cleese picked up Fallon’s notes, and Fallon talked “Holy Grail" trivia ahead of their appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night.

“We couldn’t afford real coconuts,” Fallon said, affecting a British accent that veered closer to Beatle than Python. “And it was sort of funny because Terry didn’t even know. Terry didn’t even know we had fake coconuts.”

Fallon also welcomed Captain America himself: Chris Evans, who reprises his role as Marvel’s red-white-and-blue hero in “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.”

Then Fallon invited Evans’ brother Scott — and his own sister, Gloria Fallon — for a family round of flip cup.

And on the “Tonight Show Shaggy-Off,” Jimmy’s announcer Steve Higgins went head-to-head in a rap battle against the famously loquacious Shaggy. (The Jamaican-born reggae-fusion star recently released his new single, “I Need Your Love.”)

In his national TV debut, Miami hip-hop star LunchMoney Lewis performed his upbeat tune “Bills” off his newly released EP of the same name.

“The Tonight Show” returns Friday with “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt and “Avengers 2” actress Elizabeth Olsen.

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<![CDATA[Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look at "Clinton Cash"]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:42:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Closer-Look-Clinton-Cash-23-April-2015-1080_1200x675_433592387826.jpg Seth Meyers takes a look at Peter Schweizer's book "Clinton Cash."]]> <![CDATA[Russell Crowe Endures Seth Meyers' Impression of Him]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:46:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Seth-Meyers-Russell-Crowe.jpg Are you not entertained? The "Gladiator" star is not entertained.

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<![CDATA[Fallon and Meyers: This Week's Guest Lists]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:57:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fallon_generic.jpg

Mark your calendars and set your DVRs: The following are this week's guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers." 



Friday, April 24: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen and Fallonventions

Monday, April 27: Robert Downey Jr., Fran Lebowitz and musical guest Zac Brown Band

Tuesday, April 28: Jeremy Renner, Edie Falco and musical guest Tori Kelly

Wednesday, April 29: Kristen Wiig, Thomas Middleditch and musical guest Josh Groban

Thursday, April 30: Scarlett Johansson, David Steinberg and musical guest Blur



Friday, April 24: Kit Harington, Adam Horovitz and musical guest The Mountain Goats. (repeat airing)

Monday, April 27: James Spader, Jane Krakowski, the Wombats and Jack Antonoff

Tuesday, April 28: John Cleese, Linda Cardellini, Barney Frank, Jack Antonoff

Wednesday, April 29: Chelsea Handler and Shakey Graves

Thursday, April 30: Cobie Smulders, Andre Braugher and Phil Hanley

(These listings are subject to change and additions will be made. Check back regularly for updates.)

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<![CDATA[WATCH: "Tonight Show" Shaggy-Off]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:34:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Steve-Higgins-Shaggy-Tonight.jpg Steve Higgins and Shaggy go head-to-head in a rap battle to determine who's the better Shaggy.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: John Cleese Replaces Jimmy Fallon as Host]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:01:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Monty-Python-23-April-2015.jpg When Monty Python's John Cleese gets tired of sitting next to Terry Gilliam, he and Jimmy swap seats.

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<![CDATA[Blake Lively Was Speechless When She Met President Obama]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:50:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Seth-Meyers-Blake-Lively-22-April-2015.jpg Blake Lively tells Seth Meyers how she was speechless when she met President Obama.

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<![CDATA[Seth Meyers Visits Yankee Stadium]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:45:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Yankee-Stadium-22-April-2015-1080_1200x675_432657987578.jpg Seth Meyers gets a tour of Yankee Stadium from the Yankees employees who know it best.]]> <![CDATA["Tonight Show": Obama Expressions]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:25:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Obama-Expressions-Fallon-22-April-2015.jpg Jimmy explains the meaning behind President Obama's lesser-known facial expressions, like "The Heeeeyyyy."

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<![CDATA[Gov. Chris Christie Doesn't Like Sharing Ice Cream]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:14:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy+Fallon+Chris+Christie+22+April+2015.jpg

Chris Christie was coy about his presidential plans during his Wednesday visit to “The Tonight Show.” But the New Jersey governor did divulge a secret of sorts: His favorite dessert is ice cream.

Naturally, host Jimmy Fallon introduced the governor to “The Tonight Dough,” the official Ben & Jerry’s flavor of “Tonight.” So Christie carved out a spoonful — only to deftly spin away from Fallon with the carton of frozen deliciousness.

“You have to share!” Fallon protested, as Christie scooted away from the desk and onto another couch. “You have to share!”

Turning to the camera, Christie said: “It’s the greatest ice cream ever.”

Christie, who is in the midst of his out-of-state “Tell It Like It Is” town hall tour, ribbed Fallon about bearing the brunt of too many jokes on “Tonight.”

“I feel like I’m on the show every night,” the governor said. “I’m tired, man.”

“No, you’re great,” Fallon reassured him. “You look great.”

“If I look great, what the hell with all the jokes every night?” Christie shot back, laughing.

And while Fallon isn’t exactly known for his incisive political interviews (“I thought it was ‘Meet the Press!’” Christie joked), he did prod the Republican on his possible presidential plans.

“I wanna know: Are you running for president?” Fallon said.

“Well I have a day job, which keeps me busy,” Christie said. “But soon — May or June we’ll be letting everyone know what we decide.”

The normally outspoken Republican refrained, however, from commenting on the other candidates.

“If I run,” you’ll find out exactly what I think.”

Apparently, Christie doesn’t even spare his family members from that iconic brashness.

“My daughter Sarah is 19,” he said. “She said to me, ‘Whatever you do, don’t eat anything on the show.” Raising an ice-cream-laden spoon, Christie deadpanned, “For you, Sarah.”

Speaking of political good humor, Fallon also poked fun at the current president. In a segment called “Obama Expressions,” he featured photos of President Obama making awkward facial expressions, and then captioned them with phrases like “The Sup, Bae?” and “The Heeeeeyyyy.”

Fallon also welcomed Russell Crowe, who stars and directs “The Water Diviner,” which opens in theaters Friday.

Country star Kenny Chesney stopped by Studio 6B to perform “Wild Child.”

“The Tonight Show” returns Thursday with “Captain America” and “Avengers” star Chris Evans and legendarily silly British sketch comedy troupe Monty Python. Musical guest LunchMoney Lewis sits in with The Roots.

Photo Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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<![CDATA[Fallon: Pot Delivery Pros and Cons]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:40:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Pros-Cons-Pot-Delivery.jpg Jimmy weighs the good and bad of using an Uber-like app for marijuana.

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<![CDATA[Blake Lively Plays "Say Anything" With Jimmy Fallon]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Blake-Lively-21-April-2015-1080_1200x675_431989827570.jpg Blake Lively and Jimmy Fallon took turns saying random words — and the first person to stumble, blank or repeat a word got a piece of tape stuck on their face.]]> <![CDATA[Ethan Hawke: Losing an Oscar Is Better Than Winning One]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:22:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Ethan-Hawke-Losing-Oscar-21-April-2015-1080_1200x675_431990339759.jpg Ethan Hawke tells Seth Meyers why not winning an Oscar is better than taking a statuette back home.]]> <![CDATA[Seth Meyers: "Live Free or Die Tryin'"]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:09:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Live-Free-GOP-20-April-2015-1080_1200x675_431243331687.jpg Seth Meyers discusses the GOP's presidential candidates on the segment "Live Free or Die Tryin'"]]> <![CDATA[Helen Mirren Is a Little Bit in Love With Vin Diesel]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:16:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Helen-Mirren-Seth-Meyers-20-April-2015.jpg Helen Mirren tells Seth Meyers that she's a little bit in love with Vin Diesel.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Jimmy Fallon's Do Not Play List]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:11:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Do-Not-Playlist-20-April-2015.jpg Jimmy Fallon rediscovers the music of forgotten musicians like Vincent Capretta and Maroon, with mixed results at best.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Pictionary with LL Cool J, Rose Byrne and Big Sean]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Pictionary-LL-Cool-J-Rose-Byrne.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Big Sean face off against LL Cool J and Rose Byrne in a game of Pictionary.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Fallon, Meyers Take on "Game of Thrones"]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:31:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Game+of+Thrones.png

Both Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers revealed hilarious segments this week based on “Game of Thrones,” which returns for its fifth season on Sunday.

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon had a musical take on the HBO fantasy series, unveiling a video Friday of the cast singing The Pointer Sisters hit "I'm So Excited."

The video featured clips with characters from the show saying the words to the ‘80s tune as the song played in the background.

Check out the video above.

Meanwhile, "Late Night" host Seth Meyers learned the hard way in a segment that aired on Tuesday that characters from the HBO series may not make for the best dinner guests.

While people rejoiced over the beauty of spring in New York, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) interrupted chatter with his own feelings about the weather.

“The winter is coming," Snow said. "The snow will fall 100 feet deep. The ice will howl out the north and the sun hides its face for years and little children will all be born and die in the darkness.”

Watch Snow hilariously have difficulty with small talk at the table in the video below:

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Madonna, Fallon Sing "Holiday" ]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:32:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_168186_0112.JPG

Madonna may have just released her 13th studio album, but it was one of her classic songs that Jimmy Fallon and Questlove helped her perform.

The Material Girl stopped by “The Tonight Show” Music Room Thursday to join Fallon and The Roots for a special retro rendition of her classic ’80s hit “Holiday.”

In this latest edition of “Classroom Instruments,” the host and band donned Hawaiian-print shirts and sunglasses while Madonna rocked fishnets and “grillz.” The Queen of Pop set the tone with a gold whistle before picking up the cowbell and dinging away. While Fallon rotated between a wood block, bass drum, and Casio keyboard, it was Mark Kelly and Tuba Gooding Jr.’s plastic fruit shakers that really gave this song a reason to take some time and celebrate.

Madonna later revealed that she had forgotten the words to “Holiday” during their classroom performance.

“I forget the words to songs I wrote yesterday,” Madge said. “That catalog is so vast.”

Madonna also said her kids think she’s very uncool.

“They remind me everyday of how uncool and basic I am,” Madonna admitted. “But, doing the ‘Tonight Show,’ is not basic. That got the thumbs up.”

Madonna said her kids gave her a lot of input into the sounds featured in her latest album, "'Rebel Heart," which features collaborations from Diplo, Kanye West, Nikki Minaj and Avicii.

Though being Madonna has its perks, the singer reminisced about her early days in the music business when there were no expectations and contrasted her early years trying to make it New York City to today's artists with social media at their fingertips.

“You had to physically take your cassette tapes to all the clubs and you had to perform live until you got discovered,” Madonna said. “It’s how you earned your way in the world.”

The singer also confessed to being a “closet comedian” which, of course, prompted Fallon to encourage her to perform a stand-up routine — one she eagerly accepted.

Madonna talked about dating younger men, and joke about one 26-year-old who was admiring her collection of Andy Warhol paintings.

“And he goes, wait a minute, you have so many. Did you know the guy?” Madonna said before explaining why it was funny.

Though her punchlines failed to land with the audience, her epic performance of “B——-h I’m Madonna,” with DJ Diplo was more than redeeming.


Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Taraji P. Henson Is Psyched to Host "SNL"]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:10:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Tarji+P+Henson.JPG Taraji P. Henson chats with Seth Meyers about hosting "SNL" this week, and realizing how much work goes into putting together the show.

Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Game of Thrones Cast Sings "I'm So Excited"]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:20:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-10+at+11.19.12+AM+2.png The "Game of Thrones" cast sings the Pointer Sisters hit "I'm So Excited."]]> <![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon, Madonna & The Roots Play Classroom Instruments]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:29:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/madonnaholiday_classroominstrumentsstill.jpg Madonna stops by the "Tonight Show" Music Room to perform her classic song "Holiday" with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: Pharrell Williams' Michael Jackson Story]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:54:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Pharrell+Williams.JPG Pharrell Williams chats with Seth Meyers about the first time he spoke with the late Michael Jackson, and Al Gore's "earth walking."

Photo Credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank]]>
<![CDATA["Tonight Show" Superlatives: 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Tonight+Show+Superlatives.png In honor of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to players competing for a spot in the postseason matchups.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: "Late Night" Tournament of Things Winner!]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:11:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Tournament+of+Things+Winner.png The city of Bellevue, Nebraska achieved late-night TV glory Tuesday night when the community won the championship in "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Tournament of Things.]]> <![CDATA[Louis C.K. Debuts His Fallon Impersonation]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:33:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Louis+CK+Dana+Carvey+Show.JPG Louis C.K. admits he campaigned against Jimmy Fallon being cast on Dana Carvey's sketch show back in the '90s and debuts his Jimmy Fallon impersonation.

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Louis C.K. Misses Being a Struggling Comic]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 03:59:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Louis+CK+Struggling+Comin.png Louis C.K. only remembers the birth of his daughter, a spanking from his dad and working at Rumor's Restaurant and Comedy Club in Winnipeg.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: Pros & Cons of Being in Space for a Year]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 03:52:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons+Space+for+a+Year.png Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of being part of a year-long mission to the International Space Station.]]> <![CDATA["Late Night" Tournament of Things Bracket Winner Coming Soon]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:46:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+LN+Tournament+of+Things.png The NCAA National Championship may be over, but the "Late Night" bracket is still alive as Bellevue, Nebraska faces off against B Flat. Tune in Tuesday to see who wins the Tournament of Things.]]> <![CDATA["Picture This": Game of Thrones, The View]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:52:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Picture+this.png Jimmy Fallon compares duplicate Instagram captions before revealing the very different images each account was captioning.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Charades With Michael Douglas, Kat Dennings and Jon Cryer]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:31:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Charades.JPG Jimmy Fallon and Kat Dennings face off against Michael Douglas and Jon Cryer in a game of charades.

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA["It’s Showtime!" as Michael Keaton Hosts “SNL”]]> Sun, 05 Apr 2015 05:04:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Michael-Keaton-Killam-Moynihan.jpg

Michael Keaton has officially stepped back into the limelight—but that doesn’t mean he can’t bring his past with him.

Keaton, who came to fame in movies like 1988’s “Beetlejuice” and 1989’s “Batman,” earned an Oscar nod this year for his (semi-autobiographical) role as a former movie superhero in (the Oscar-winning) film “Birdman.”

That’s presumably what he was planning to talk about in his third “Saturday Night Live” hosting appearance. But he was interrupted by two fanboys (Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan), who launched into a song begging him to reprise his classic roles for them.

“Will you play ‘Batman’ with us, Michael Keaton?” they sang. “Put on the suit, we’ll play the villains that you’ve beaten.”

(Twice castmate Jay Pharoah burst onstage in “Batman” and “Beetlejuice” costumes, only for Moynihan and Killam to roar at him to go back offstage. “You guys told me to dress like this!” Pharoah shouted.)

Finally, as more of the cast joined the musical number, Keaton motioned for silence.

“I’m Batman,” Keaton growled. “And boys? It’s showtime.”

Keaton summoned some of his Beetlejuice-inspired absurdism as he sorted through his Easter gifts in “An Easter Message with Michael Keaton and Portia” (a bunny-eared Kate McKinnon).

“Oh look—this is a Cadbury egg,” he deadpanned. “I gave those up for lent last year. You know what I gave up this year? Cocaine.”

In the cold open, CBS sports analysts Ernie Johnson (Beck Bennett), Kenny Smith (Jay Pharoah) and Charles Barkley (Kenan Thompson) discussed Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's surprising decision to hold his star forward out of Monday’s championship game for a biology test.

“Guys, these are student-athletes,” Krzyzewski (Killam) said. “If these kids only came to college to play basketball, then we’d all look pretty silly.”

Smith sympathized with the decision.

“At North Carolina, I studied all the time,” he said. “Because I’d be damned if I was the only one in the NBA who did not know the poetry of Emily Dickinson.”

On “Weekend Update,” co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost welcomed Resident Young Person Pete Davidson for a spoiler-free recap of the “Walking Dead” finale. But Davidson’s take quickly unspooled into pot-fueled zombie paranoia.

“When I’m high, it’s really easy to mistake me for a zombie,” Davidson said. “I’ll probably be wandering around in search of candy, and I’ll wander into some survivor’s camp — and then they’re gonna shoot me.”

Jost downplayed Davidson’s fears, only to see them confirmed as a crossbow arrow appeared in Davidson’s chest — courtesy of “Walking Dead” zombie slayer Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus).

“Hey, you’re the dude from ‘Boondock Saints!” a still-high Davidson realized.

“And you’re the dude who’s gonna show me where that awesome weed is,” Dixon said.

Infamously harsh 1860s newspaper critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Killam) also stopped by to render his reviews of the upcoming series of “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones.”

“‘Mad Men’ — The most likeable character on that show is cigarettes,” Atkinson opined to Che. “Hey AMC: If I wanted to know what life was like in the 1960s, I’d move to Indiana!”

In more fake news, Brooke Baldwin (Cecily Strong) discussed some of the week’s top stories from “the loose collection of daytime nonsense we call the CNN newsroom.”

On the docket: a laughably crummy 3D rendering of the Germanwings plane crash, Indiana’s religious freedom law as performed by an acting troupe (Keaton, Thompson and Aidy Bryant) and the Iranian nuclear negotiations as performed by puppets.

The episode also featured “Always Believe,” a 1990 music video from the Church of Neurotology with up-to-date annotations about what happened to the people in the video. (It’s a thinly veiled reference to the new documentary “Going Clear,” which delves into Scientology’s secretive practices).

Among the annotations: “Lost mind,” “not allowed to see family,” “in a hole,” “thrown off boat,” and the ominously frequent “missing.”

Carly Rae Jepsen — the Canadian pop singer of “Call Me Maybe” fame — graced the Studio 8H stage, performing “All That” and “I Really Like You.”

"SNL" returns April 11 with "Empire" actress Taraji P. Henson and musical guest Mumford and Sons.

Photo Credit: Broadway Video
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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais Play "Funny Face Off"]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:34:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Gervais-Funny-Faces.jpg

Ricky Gervais is such a versatile comic actor and writer, he often makes comedy look effortless.

Known for co-creating the original (British) version of “The Office” and helming the “Ricky Gervais Show,” the British comedian also earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Derek,” which aired a one-hour Netflix special on Friday.

But his latest bit on "The Tonight Show" was literally child's play.

In his "Tonight" appearance Friday night, Gervais joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of “Funny Face Off," as the two comics took turns mimicking the "funny faces" from videos that kids sent to the show.

That’s when Gervais ran into trouble — simply because the kids lacked facial hair.

“I’ve got a beard — that’s not fair!” he complained to Fallon. “You’ve got a pudgy, naked face. I’ll never win.”

“What are you talking about?” Fallon shot back. “This is a normal, non-pudgy face.”

“No,” Gervais said. “I’m way too handsome with a beard to do this.”

As is his Friday-night custom, Fallon also took some time to catch up on his weekly thank-you notes. On this week’s ‘nice’ list: Easter, Passover dishes, and NBC’s upcoming live musical production of “The Wiz.”

“Thank you, people who only go to church on Easter Sunday,” Fallon wrote, “for being the religious equivalent of people who only floss 10 minutes before a dentist appointment.”

Fallon’s sideman, Steve Higgins, was quick to poke fun at the name of NBC’s upcoming production.

“‘The Wiz’ was the number one musical,” he cracked.

“It wasn’t number two?” Fallon responded.

“Nope. Number one,” Higgins quipped.

“I tried to watch,” Fallon said. “It was streaming.”

Actress Jordana Brewster also stopped by Studio 6B to talk about her new movie “Furious 7,” which opened in theaters Friday.

Their chat wasn’t exactly elegant: Brewster’s voice was so hoarse from promoting the movie that she said she sounded like the famously gruff Vin Diesel. And when she and Jimmy cracked into a huge chocolate egg she brought from her native Brazil, the chocolate gummed up the works even more.

(Brewster and her co-stars had done something right: “Furious 7” opened to overwhelmingly positive reviews and big box-office sales, and is poised to be one of the franchise’s most popular installments. “I think it’s gonna be one of the biggest ever,” Fallon said, in between bites of chocolate.)

Friday’s episode featured two musical guests. Sultry-voiced rock singer Elle King performed her single “Ex’s & Oh’s” from her album “Love Stuff,” while famed country artist Boz Scaggs sat in with The Roots.

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" returns Monday with Michael Douglas, Kat Dennings and musical guest St. Vincent.

Photo Credit: NBC Universal
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<![CDATA[WATCH: "Funny Face Off" With Ricky Gervais]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:18:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Gervais-solo-Funny-Faces.jpg Jimmy Fallon challenges Ricky Gervais to a round of "Funny Face Off" on "The Tonight Show."

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon Writes Thank-You Notes to Easter]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:43:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Thank-You-Notes-3-Apr-2015.jpg Jimmy Fallon writes thank-you notes to "The Wiz" and Cadbury Creme Eggs on "The Tonight Show."

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<![CDATA["Late Night" Tournament of Things: Final Four]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:44:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Tournament+of+things.png Seth Meyers' take on March Madness is a giant bracket of nonsense that has reached the final championship. Go to http://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-seth-meyers/tournament-of-things, and vote for your favorite: B Flat or Bellevue Nebraska.]]> <![CDATA["Tonight Show" Hashtags: BestPrankEver]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hashtags+AprilsFool.png Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #BestPrankEver.]]> <![CDATA[Michelle Obama, Jimmy Fallon Bring Back Mom Dancing]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:23:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_168072_1518.JPG

First Lady Michelle Obama is always down for a good laugh, but apparently she draws the line at lampooning her husband’s dancing.

In honor of the 5-year anniversary of the first lady’s Let's Move! campaign, Michelle Obama took to the dance floor with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" Thursday and performed “The Evolution of Mom Dancing: Part 2.”

In this sequel to their 2013 “Evolution of Mom Dancing” performance, the duo — donning matching pink cardigans and capri slacks — danced choreographed routines based on mundane chores such as the “Getting a bag from your collection of plastic bags under the sink” and common phrases one expects to hear from mom like the “This ol’ thing? I got it at Talbots?”

But when Fallon took a playful dig at the president's dancing with the “Barack Obama,” the first lady was not having it. Obama responded with a jab of her own by mocking the host's lack of dancing skills in the “Jimmy Fallon.”

The first lady had stopped by "The Tonight Show” to promote her anti-childhood obesity campaign #GimmeFive, and chatted with Fallon about her family, the White House Easter egg roll and getting kids to eat broccoli.

“I’m trying to sneak vegetables into anything, but there is a sneaky way to do it,” Fallon said of getting his two toddler daughters to eat vegetables. “I hide it in brownies.”

Obama said she implemented a “no treat” rule in her household if her daughters Sasha and Malia didn’t eat their vegetable. And, if the girls pulled the old “I’m full,” the first lady said there were no substitute meals when they came back hungry hours later.

“After a couple of days of starvation, it’s like, ‘gimme the broccoli,’” she quipped.

Obama has launched a new initiated called FNV, a marketing campaign aimed at selling healthy fruits and vegetables to the public with the help of some major celebrities like Jessica Alba, Nick Jonas, Victor Cruz, and Kristen Bell.

Fallon noted that the first lady’s love for music was obvious by her aptitude to dance in rhythm, and asked Obama if she was still able to listen to music anywhere now that she’s the first lady.

“I am always listening to music on my iPod,” Obama revealed. “That’s the way I settle myself.”

And what exactly does the first lady listen to? She didn’t say, but revealed that her daughters have been introducing her to new music, and at times, keeping her from listening to it.

“My kids tell me, ‘You don’t want to hear this mom, the language is too bad,’” Obama said of Malia and Sasha. “And I’m like, ‘What are you doing listening to it?'"

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: "Evolution of Mom Dancing: Part 2"]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 01:31:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Michelle+Obama.JPG In honor of the 5-year anniversary of Let's Move!, Jimmy Fallon and the First Lady perform Part 2 of "The Evolution of Mom Dancing."

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Pharrell & Jimmy's Retro Performance]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:21:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_168070_0302.JPG

Pharrell Williams is a talented song writer, producer and performer, and he owes it all to a little-known R&B duo from the '80s.

The “Voice” coach stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday and chatted with Jimmy Fallon about the artists he is currently working with, the philanthropies he's supporting and Blake Shelton’s “Voice” winning streak.

“It’s amazing what a country accent can do,” Williams quipped.

But this season Pharrell has one particular singer, 15-year-old Sawyer Fredricks, who Fallon predicts is going to “win it all.”

“When he sang I was expecting to see a 60-year-old black man,” Pharrell said of the soulful crooner.

The “Happy” singer also revealed that he was a huge fan of the “American Power Hour,” an NBC show that aired in the eighties. One particular R&B group that never gained the popularity Williams felt they deserved, Afro & Deziak, made regular appearances on the music show.

“They were the best,” Fallon said. “They use to sing all those crazy love songs.”

“I use to have all their posters on my wall,” Williams revealed.

As it turned out Fallon found some old VHS tapes of the duo performing — and strangely enough, they eerily resembled the musician and host.

Pharrell, donning a shiny magenta jacket and Afro, and Fallon, in a sparkly emerald penguin blazer and mustache, brought the funk to the “Tonight Show.”
The pair performed a medley of hits as the fictional '80s R&B group, including “Girl I’m Gonna Get You in the Mood,” “Girl, I wanna Give You What I Got” and “Girl.”

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Will Elizabeth Warren Run in 2016?]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:20:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Elizabeth+Warren.png With so much speculation about who is running in the 2016 Presidential campaign, according to the media, one Senator from Massachusetts seems unclear with her intentions — no matter how often they ask. ]]> <![CDATA[Watch: The Roots' "Game of Thrones" Rap]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:55:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Falllon+The+Roots+Suggestion+Box.png The Roots perform a song recapping the last four seasons of “Game of Thrones” to get people up to speed for Season 5.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy & Pharrell's '80s R&B Duo "Afro & Deziak"]]>