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33 out of 45 people found the following review useful:
One Word, 4 March 2009
Author: goanna_38 from Queensland, Australia
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Awful. The monologue wasn't amusing except for the Microsoft joke. Lick it for 10???? Awful. Slow jamming the news? Excruciatingly awful. De Niro was funnier and he only said about 4 words. The Set? Awful. The band? Not bad although they didn't look entirely comfortable. But it's not a band show, it's a talk show. This might be a funny show after a bit of time under it's belt (and a comedy injection into the host who appears to have undergone a sense of humour bypass sometime in his youth) but will anyone still be watching it? I might check it every once in a while but on first nights effort I don't hold out much hope for an improvement. Although in his defense he was just as funny in this as he is on SNL. Which was awful. It could have been worse though, they might have gotten Adam Sandler to host it instead. Just as well they didn't because I can't think of a worse word than awful (not one that can be used in a public forum anyway).
28 out of 43 people found the following review useful:
more like "late night with jimmy failin", 8 March 2009
Author: soldier_of_fortune_2 from Canada
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i personally don't like Fallon's jokes, 70% of them just blow, they are nothing like Conan's, I've expected better jokes from him given it was his first show, the whole involving the audience in the show is pretty stupid, like why would i wanna stay up to watch a bunch of people licking random house items for 10 bucks???? this is just so lame, and yes Fallon made this for his first show, this is even 10X lamer than Howe Do it, Fallon is also pretty nervous during the show, and his squeaky voice doesn't help his cause, hes interviewing skills are very bad, even during the show he admitted that he put the audience to sleep by talking about trees, i think NBC made a big mistake putting Fallon on id rather be watching Carson daily.
26 out of 40 people found the following review useful:
Oh No You Didn't!!!!, 4 March 2009
Author: gohurdler1 from Califonia
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OH MY GOD!!!! Jimmy Fallon as host of "Late Night" was just so horribly
painful to watch. I remember watching Conan O'Brien's debut and at
least he was funny and used the being in the shadow of David Letterman
to his advantage. Fallon basically tried using his high profile guests
to carry him through. And no, I am not bashing Fallon because I was a
super duper O'Brien fan. I have never really liked Fallon or thought
that he was funny. He seems to have this goofball vibe about him, which
he tries to use to slide through his performances. I didn't think that
he was funny on "Saturday Night Live." Robert DeNiro looked as if he
was in pain. The only time that Fallon was truly funny was when he and
Justin Timberlake reenacted their famous Barry Gibb talk show skit,
with Timberlake carrying Fallon.
I guess Fallon's movie career wasn't rocking and rolling like other SNL alums, so maybe that is why he took the "Late Night" gig. We will probably see as many big name stars or SNL alums during the first month of his debut, but if he doesn't actually get funny, NBC should definitely think about another host. Is Justin Timberlake available?
18 out of 26 people found the following review useful:
What started out awkward has become a hit!, 24 February 2011
Author: late-king from Canada
Late night with Jimmy Fallon has become my favourite show on TV. I
understand why there are many who don't like the show and I can't
really blame them. The show started out very awkward and weird. You
could tell that jimmy was nervous and new at this but if you've seen
any of Conan's early episodes you can only have hope for the bright
future ahead of jimmy.
When Conan left NBC, Late night with jimmy Fallon was the only talk show that was left that was kinda Okay. However over the past year Jimmy has matured into a hilarious improviser along with Steve Higgins and their chemistry is amazing. Those two make the opining monologue down right hilarious.
The show itself has also improved with funnier skits, and more A list celebs. And having Jimmy as a host is a great advantage. Unlike other talk show hosts, if jimmy sings with Paul McCartney, or talks about xbox games it comes off as believable. No one currently in this business other than him can pull these things off.
I'm writing this review especially due to this month of February 2011 which has had the best episodes yet. Hilarious and with amazing stars like Adam sandler, Jenifer aniston, Lisa menaly, and the hilarious tech expert Joshuah. Anyway, it sure has blossomed into a great show. Watch it.
38 out of 71 people found the following review useful:
This is supposed to replace Conan????, 15 March 2009
Author: wmoot599 from United States
Let's face it, this just wasn't that good. Although the opening show had it's moments, especially with the slow jam the news segment. After that, the show just fell through, granted DeNiro isn't an easy interview for a veteran, let alone a newcomer to the late night scene. Justin Tiberlake saved it for his segment, but the whole thing just seemed way too focused on Jimmy, and not enough on his guest. His second show didn't get any better. Once again, a lot of potential, but just not enough talent. The facebook status was great, but not for a 5 minute segment. Jimmy Fallon laughs too much at his own jokes, running the delivery for 80 percent of said jokes. Jimmy just needs to get a lot more talented to make this show work.
13 out of 22 people found the following review useful:
Highlight of My Day, 24 September 2010
Author: bryn-s from Canada
Jimmy Fallon is my favourite person on TV! I do understand that it
wasn't as good at the start but I still stuck by and now it's a hit
that I can't wait to go see live! Watching this is the highlight of my
day so I urge everyone to watch it, 12:35 am. Mon-Fri on NBC. The bits,
monologues, audience interactions and on-the-spot jokes definitely make
my night. You can really tell that Jimmy loves what he does and when
you have a host like that it's hard not to join in on the laughter.
I really like the way he interacts with his guests. Sometimes I don't like a certain guest but when they're talking to Jimmy I find myself laughing and having a good time watching it. So if you feel hesitant because of a certain guest, more times than none you've got nothing to worry about.
Let's not forget The Roots! They're pretty great.
So in conclusion, this show is awesome! I love it and everyone should watch it. Great Job!
32 out of 60 people found the following review useful:
So Far, it's Jimmy "Failin' ", 5 May 2009
Author: roy-wilson-1 from United States
There must be a reason Fallon's monologues seem to be cut short; that being that he does not yet know how to deliver them. Given time, he might learn, but for now, this is no replacement for Conan! If Fallon does not want to become a late night footnote referred to as "Jimmy Failin'," he will spend some time watching old clips of Carson, Leno, Letterman and Conan, and put some serious effort into learning how to deliver a joke; blurting it out and laughing at yourself may have worked for small pieces on SNL, but doesn't cut it when hosting a show like Late Night. He can still succeed, but not unless he starts paying attention, and begins to realize that the show is about his guests, not about HIM. And please, Jimmy, stop SHOUTING the names of your guests when you introduce them! So far, it's little more than a "Wayne's World" imitation (apologies to Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, who actually did a better job). Hopefully, he will mature; the current insincere sucking up and giddiness is hard to watch.
49 out of 96 people found the following review useful:
what a waste, 4 March 2009
Author: mikthemik from Staten Island, New York
What Conan Obrien had on this show was great writing and personality. This is not the case for Jimmy Fallon. I was one of the people that was really excited to see what the Roots could do as a house band and truth be told they're great musically but they sound awkward and out of place much like Fallon himself. He's squirmy and annoying to watch much like he was on SNL. Lorne would've been better off giving this to someone else. RObert DeNiro was nice enough to stop by for the first episode and wasn't able to get a word in edge wise. I realize that its Jimmys show but cmon this is Robert DeNiro shut your mouth and let one of the greatest people to ever appear on a movie screen a chance to say something. Maybe if Jimmy gets less nervous and gets some better writing and doesn't try to just ride Conans coattails this show will be decent but until then i see a brighter future for Craig Fergusons ratings.
9 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
It's Getting There, Give Him Time to Grow, 1 September 2010
Author: maisely from United States
I admit some of the comedy on this show is stale and not funny, though
lets not forget that Conan O'Brien wasn't even considered funny until
his 4th year! Jimmy is only on his second for crying out loud. And His
monologue may be short, but I still laugh out loud at many jokes he
says throughout. His skits are priceless, have me laughing out loud
every time. Particularly the "Lost", "Glee" and "Twilight" parody.
Though there are some things he needs to work on: Stop laughing at his
own jokes. Get some fresh new writers. Get more interaction between The
Roots and Jimmy. Get a longer monologue
Other than that Late Night With Jimmy Fallon proudly continues the tradition of the Late Night franchise.
10 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
I don't understand why people dislike his show..., 20 March 2011
I like the show. I never watched it before when he first started
because I didn't have a DVR, but now I watch most of his shows. They
are all recorded too.
I love his chemistry with Steve. They crack me up. I love how Jimmy laughs at himself and how he gets excited to be interviewing famous people. He was awestruck with Paul McCartney. I remember he was awestruck with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) too.
I like him better than Conan, but I never liked Conan, so that may be biased.
Give Jimmy a chance, people!
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