Jimmy Fallon has been hosting “The Tonight Show” for a year now and I came across an article about that. It’s a posting from “The Today Show” writing about how Fallon has changed late night programming for the better. I pretty much agree with what they say. You can click here to read it.
In the beginning, I got tired of all the game segments on the show, but over these last few months, those segments have grown on me. You see, it’s just Jimmy having fun.
Now I love good old David Letterman and I loved Johnny Carson too—but let’s face it. So much of the time they seem or seemed bored.
It’s actually quite difficult for Dave to fake not being that way. Carson would actually roll his eyes at some of his guests.
This doesn’t apply to Jimmy Fallon. You can tell he’s having fun and that’s why he’s becoming king of late night television. That’s sometime I never thought I would say that but it’s just the truth and he’s got the viewers to back that up.
I sometimes wonder why Conan O’Brien didn’t work out on “The Tonight Show.” Conan has a lot of talent, but he wasn’t always having fun either. Same thing applies on his current show on TBS.
Viewers like “fun” when watching late night. That’s my view and I’m sticking to it.
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