Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ debut

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As the blue curtain pulls back, Jimmy Fallon steps out with a smile on his face to entertain his audience and guests about current news and events.

Bringing the “Tonight Show” back to New York after over 40 years of being shot in California, Jimmy Fallon, his old “Late Night” house band, The Roots, and his announcer Steve Higgins all gather in Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center to host “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” on Feb. 17, 2014.

Fallon, while in a new studio and airing at a new time, stays true to his old “Late Night” roots with his weekly thank you notes and same comedy styling. Fallon’s style of comedy, a mix of poking fun at news events and comedy sketches, makes Fallon’s style his own.

Fallon started his comedy career on “Saturday Night Live” in 1998 and became a full cast member in 1999. He left “SNL” in 2004 to pursue a career in film. In 2009, Fallon started hosting “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” which eventually led to his current place in late night television on “The Tonight Show.”

“The Tonight Show’”s first episode included guests Will Smith and U2, in which Fallon and Smith did an ‘Evolution of Hip-Hop Dance’ and he interviewed both Smith and U2.

“The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” airs every weeknight at 10:35 p.m., followed by “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”