Monday, May 19, 2008
Has anyone heard about who is going to replace Conan O'Brien on Late Night? The news is out; it's Jimmy Fallon.
Since Conan will be taking over Leno's spot at 11:30 on his late-night talk show on NBC, an opening lies for a new host. After much deliberation, NBC has selected SNL alum Jimmy Fallon who once dominated the show before his premature leave to pursue an embarassing short-lived movie career.
Now don't get me wrong. I like Fallon. I think he's a funny guy. He does well in skits, minus the fact that he can't hold in his laughter--something he should have learned along his quests in SNL. He doesn't work well as a lead in movies, or maybe he just chose terrible flicks to create. I am just wondering if he can hold a solo show by himself as the main attraction. I wish him well.
Maybe I am so skeptical because I am such a fan of Conan. I don't know who else could replace him that would make me happy. My friend said, "So who else would you want then if not Jimmy?" Well, it's better than Carson Daly. I'll admit that. Fallon is a decent choice then, I suppose.
Fallon appeared on Conan when it was announced and he says he is nervous. I don't blame him. He has big shoes to fill.
What do you think of Jimmy Fallon on Late Night? Good/bad decision? Who else would have been a good choice?