Entertainment Weekly has officially announced that comedian Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s Tonight Show and former cast member of Saturday Night Live, has been chosen for the annual “Entertainer of The Year Award.”
“The amount of success Jimmy has obtained in a few years, takes most, if not all people in such a broad and diverse industry a decade; it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s been chosen for this recognition,” stated Matt Bean, editor of Entertainment Weekly.
In the issue, Fallon insists that the success of The Tonight Show is a team effort. “We honestly have the best human beings for this job possible,” he stated to Entertainment Weekly, “They’re bleeding for the show. Everybody’s at their A game.”
Emmy Award- and Grammy Award-winning comedian Jimmy Fallon brings a high-tempo energy to the storied NBC franchise with his welcoming interview style, love of audience participation, spot-on impersonations and hilarious sketches.
An American television institution for almost 60 years, “The Tonight Show” continues to be a home to big-name celebrity guests and a stage for top musical and comedic talent.
Taking a cue from the previous unforgettable hosts, including Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Fallon carries on the tradition that audiences know and love – kicking off every show with the iconic “Tonight Show” monologue. Known for his huge online presence, Fallon brings along with him many of the popular segments, celebrity sketches and musical parodies that fans have grown to love.
Regardless of all the success and fame Fallon has gained, he still stays humble and down to earth,“No matter how much success I gain in this industry, I’ll still always be that annoying kid down the block who makes jokes nobody thinks are funny,” Fallon laughed in the EW issue.
When asked about what advice he would give to young aspiring comedians in an exclusive interview with the Matador Messenger, Fallon replied, “Know who you are. In an industry as critical as this, you need to know exactly what kind of person you are and what you want to accomplish, or somebody else will decide for you.”
He also added, “Believe in the craft you produce and don’t let critics validate how good it is; that’s your job.”
Despite all that Fallon has accomplished throughout his career there is one thing still on his list, “I still have to beat Emma Stone at lip syncing! That’s the goal for this year!” he exclaimed.