Jimmy Fallon has reached two years of on-air success with his show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and to celebrate, the comedian is opening up about everything from the show’s sketches to his parents’ RedBull addiction!
“I wish my parents would DVR my show or Tivo it. They’re staying up too late,” Fallon said of his parents’ viewing his show, which has produced 400+ episodes and counting. “Apparently, mom and dad watch the show live every night at 12:37 a.m. They’re becoming night owls. They’re opening up a night club now. They’re addicted to Red Bull. I’m afraid for their health.”
Okay, so a little sleep deprivation is expected for fans of his show, but it’s definitely worth it, and as for it’s life on air, Fallon says; “It’s gone by so fast. Sometimes it feels like two weeks and sometimes it feels like 100 years.”
The Saturday Night Live vet has steadily built a loyal viewership, and no wonder, with laugh-out-loud sketches-gone-viral videos like The Real Housewives of Late Night and Jersey Floor.
But one of the biggest turning points in his viewership, in Fallon’s opinion, was a moment not even featured on the show…”I think the Emmys was a big move for us. When I hosted the Emmys, it got us a bigger audience and a lot of people that hadn’t seen the show before started to take notice and tune in.”
And if you do indeed watch Fallon’s show, you know that one thing fan’s appreciate is the laid-back experience his guests’ seem to experience from arrival to departure [unlike Leno or Letterman interviews]. The comedian is known for letting his guests get “a little crazy”!
“I think they just see that we’re all about having fun. We want the audience at home to have fun, we want the guests to have fun as well,” he said. “The whole business should be fun, that’s what it’s all about.”
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon seems to be giving back to fans for two years of great ratings as well, as they have a week-long anniversary celebration planned with guests including Howard Stern, a reunion of the ’80s rock band The Cars, and Tiger Woods.
And as for the future, Fallon is making sure that his show stays true to it’s core. “We’re just keeping our heads down and working as hard as we possibly can to come up with new bits and new ideas.”
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 12:37/11:37c on NBC.