Posted: 7:26 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
By Jessica Martin
The day has come that Jimmy Fallon joins comedy legends in the big leagues on The Tonight ShowStarring Jimmy Fallon on NBC.
Jimmy Fallon called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest, to talk about his nerves before his debut Monday night. Jimmy admitted, “I’m freaking out right now. It’s so exciting. It’s crazy … This is the dream job.”
Although Jimmy has had ten months to prepare for this night, he says it really hit him that he was taking over the iconic late night show after viewing the promo. Jimmy says, “When they showed me that … you see all the other hosts that come before and that’s when it kind of kicked in. Like, this is real. Those guys are legends, just to be on the list it doesn’t make any sense to me … I get goose bumps … it’s getting so real now that it’s actually happening.”
Monday will mark history not only premiering a new host of The Tonight Show, but it will be airing from New York for the first time in 40 years. Jimmy promises this legendary night will be filled with fun with guest stars including Will Smith, U2, The First Lady of The United States Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and Justin Timberlake.
We will definitely be tuned in!
Catch the premiere of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday t on NBC at midnight.