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The comedian will be replacing Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show. Here are some of his funniest moments from the last year

When the world tuned in to watch Oprah interview Lance Armstrong last year, talkshow host Jimmy Fallon landed the scoop everyone had been waiting for: the testimony of Armstrong's closest accomplice – his bike. "I did notice he was riding me really fast … especially uphill," the racing cycle confessed when asked the crucial question on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, "did he know his rider was taking performance enhancing drugs?". The audience cackled; Fallon barely kept a straight face, and the producers of his popular talk show probably knew they weren't going to be able to keep hold of his silliness and charm for much longer.

And so, to plenty of noise in the Us last week, 38-year-old Fallon was announced as the replacement for Jay Leno, »

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