This is very interesting… I would not mind Jimmy although he needs to control his movements as it can be very distracting. Carson Daly isn’t bad either but probably fits the Last Call format better.
When Conan O’Brien leaves Late Night in two years to succeed Jay Leno over at The Tonight Show, ex-Saturday Night Live player Jimmy Fallon could be in a position to fill his shoes–as himself, not Barry Gibb. According to the New York Times, Fallon, known on the long-running sketch-comedy show for his guitar-based parodies and for cohosting “Weekend Update” with Tina Fey, is currently in talks with NBC to establish a “holding deal” that would secure Fallon’s on-air services for the network in an unspecified capacity. This may or may not include hosting a late-night talk show. The deal has not yet been signed, however.
Fallon appeared on SNL from 1998 to 2004, and reportedly is still close with Lorne Michaels, executive producer of that show and an executive producer of Late Night. He was a regular fixture on the MTV Video Music Awards and Movie Awards, hosting the former in 2002 and the latter in 2005, and has appeared in the features Almost Famous and Factory Girl. The 32-year-old was named one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2004.
But Fallon would have some tough competition for the coveted slot. Early last week, Carson Daly, who since 2002 has hosted Last Call, which airs immediately following Late Night, said in Broadcasting & Cable that he is hoping to succeed O’Brien. NBC declined to name him O’Brien’s successor back in 2004, when the network announced the redheaded comedian would succeed Leno.