Last night marked the dawn of a new era in the Late Night TV landscape as Jimmy Fallon officially took over as host of ‘The Tonight Show’ from long-time host; Jay Leno.

The first episode of ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ saw Will Smith as his first guest and U2 as the first musical act. The episode also included surprise visits from some of Jimmy’s A-List celeb friends, including Tina Fey, Mike Tyson, Mariah Carey, Seth Rogen, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro and many more! The episode opened with a touching monologue, with Jimmy explaining how the show will work and introducing himself, his band and announcer to the new viewers he will be ushering in the new 11:30PM time slot. Jimmy got choked up in a touching moment where he introduced us to his parents, which were in the live studio audience. There was even a segment with Jimmy and Will Smith entitled “Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing”, which NEEDS to be watched (watch video here). Other upcoming guests during Jimmy’s first week on air include Jerry Seinfeld, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga just to name a few.

Last night, Jimmy and crew made television history, ushering in a new last night TV era and we couldn’t be happier. A fresh, new vibrant host that has his finger on the pulse of pop culture, is going to make for an amazing run as ‘Tonight Show’ host. 

“The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:30PM on NBC.

‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” Opening Monologue

Jimmy’s $100 Tonight Show Bet (A-List celebrity cameos)

What was your favourite part of last night’s episode of “The Tonight Show”? Let us know in the comment section below!

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