“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” starts tonight — but this was from one of their un-aired “test shows” last week. It features the very funny Jack McBrayer, Kenneth the Page from “30 Rock”:
I have submitted a video question to the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” video blog — Jimmy answers viewer questions on Fridays, and they encourage you to send in the question as a video — but I do not think he’s likely to use it.
Back when Jimmy was on SNL, he would occasionally portray Carson Daly, who was working for MTV at the time. Jimmy’s impression always began with “I’m Carson Daly, and I’m a massive tool.” My question — tongue-in-cheek, of course — is whether Jimmy plans on ending his show with “stay tuned for Carson Daly — he’s a massive tool.”
In preparation for taking over Conan O’Brien’s current time slot next year, Jimmy Fallon is doing a daily video blog about the process of creating his new show. Some of the entries are quite funny; I particularly liked this one.
[Executive producer Lorne] Michaels mentioned that Jimmy Fallon will air his show online for “five or six months” before it airs in Conan O’Brien’s old timeslot, in order to give it a headstart in finding its creative legs. “We learned with Conan how brutal it was to find a show when it was on the air,” he said.
A fantastic use of web video. In retail, you call it a “soft opening” when you open your store or restaurant with no fanfare but then schedule a big grand opening event later, once the kinks have been worked out.