Latest “Late Night” to Start Early

Why didn\'t this win an Academy Award?

(Man that’s a clever headline.? I am so witty.)

The Death of Entertainment?or, as some call it, the date Jimmy Fallon takes the “Late Night” reigns from Conan O’Brien?will begin a bit earlier than expected.? Lorne Michaels decided to put Fallon on the Interwebs to “work out as many of the rough spots in his presentation as possible in performances on a website.”

Read: Try his damndest not to suck so terribly that no one watches “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”? I don’t think it’s possible.? I think Fallon is going to suck hard.? He’s worse than the Iraq War.

If this were any other host?or, indeed, anyone else in the entire fucking world?it’d be an interesting idea.? Michaels intends on posting Fallon’s abortions at 12:30AM every night to get the audience in the menstrual flow.? It affords the unfunny comedian a unique opportunity to generate a “voice” and begin compiling an audience.

However, I find it hard to believe anyone will boot up their PCs during Conan to watch Fallon giggle at his own jokes to the backdrop of a silent, resentful audience.

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  • James Furbush July 21, 2008, 6:25 pm

    Fallon, though not funny in movies/sketches, has a certain charm to him. He’s enjoyable and I can imagine him being at least as enjoyable as Jimmy Kimmel. But, having not watched Conan religiously since Andy Richter left, the bigger question to me is whether or not Conan’s humor will translate to the earlier 11:30 p.m. time slot? Seems like the same people who like Leno don’t much get Conan’s non-sequitors.

  • mab July 21, 2008, 2:35 pm

    since conan has sucked donkey balls for the last couple years, yeah i do think people will tune in. fallon wasnt good on snl because he’s terrible at scripted stuff, but i think he’ll do a good job on the late late show because he is a) charming and b) witty.

    speaking of not witty and not funny though…this blog was bitter and angry and really not entertaining or even fun to read. i like slyoyster but i won’t keep reading if the posts are going to be like this from now on. if i want to hear people bitching i can just go in the break room.

  • Brennon Slattery July 21, 2008, 12:03 pm

    Nah.

  • Amber Kober July 21, 2008, 11:43 am

    Really? Anyone else in the entire world? Really? How about you give him a chance before criticizing a show you haven’t even seen yet?