Episodes: 969 (hour)
TV show dates: March 2, 2009 – February 2014
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Jimmy Fallon (host) and Steve Higgins (announcer).
TV show description:
Taking over the timeslot from Conan O’Brien, Saturday Night Live alumni Jimmy Fallon hosts this late night talk show.
The program opens with The Roots, the show’s house band, playing the theme song and announcing the episode number. Steve Higgens then announces the title of the show, guests, and introduces the host.
In typical late night fashion, Fallon performs a topical monologue before moving to comedy sketches that often involve the band and members of the audience. An active participant in social media, Fallon often uses technology in his sketches.
The rest of each episode also typically includes a performance by a musical guest as well as interviews with a wide range of notable people and celebrities.