By now it’s old news that popular chat show host Jimmy Fallon has taken over The Tonight Show hosting job from Jay Leno! But no doubt viewers are still buzzing from the antics served up on his debut show, which aired last week featuring A-List actor Will Smith, as a guest, who as well as giving an interview joined Jimmy for a wholly entertaining ‘evolution of hip hop dance’ journey.
Jimmy more than held his own against the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as they performed dances such as The Humpty Dance, The Running Man, The Wop, Twerking and the ‘Carlton Dance’. Hilarious stuff!
I read this week that Eddie Murphy is to be honored as the first recipient of the inaugural ‘Comedy Icon Award’ at ‘The Comedy Awards,’ the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy’, which is being put on by MTV Networks.
Bell Biv Devoe, aka Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie Devoe appeared on Light Night with Jimmy Fallon recently to perform two of their classic hits Poison and Do Me. Accompanied by The Roots, I love the old school moves and the matching outfits fellas! After seeing Heads Of State (the other half of New Edition; Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill) perform at the indigo2 in the UK last year I hope Bell Biv Devoe follow suit and come and perform over here this year! Check out the performances below!
Singer/actor Justin Timberlake appeared on The Jimmy Fallon Show last night to talk up his new movie The Social Network (which I am looking forward to seeing btw). While there, he and host Jimmy performed what at first appeared to be an impromptu rap medley! Accompanied instrumentally by hip hop legends The Roots (who also serve as the show’s house band), they stormed through an impressive set, which included old school faves from the likes of the Sugarhill Gang, RUN DMC, the Beastie Boys, Tupac,The Notorious B.I.G, Dre Dre and Snoop Dogg, as well as some more recent hits from artists such as Jay-Z. The pair even attempted to mimic the voices and styles of the rappers whose hits they delivered, and threw in a few dance moves, all to hilarious effect!
But all in all, they did a great job! Check it out below!