With People’s Choice Awards 2016 fast approaching, we’re spotlighting your favorite nominees across music, movies, television, and digital. When it comes to pin-pointing the funniest men on TV, you need not look any further than the nominees for “Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host.” This year’s contenders — Conan O’Brien, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert — light up late night with offbeat celebrity interviews, sure-to-go-viral sketches, and an endless array of jokes. To thank them for making us laugh, we’re looking back at each of their funniest moments of 2015.
There’s no denying that Jimmy Fallon is one of the most energetic hosts in all of late night. From his early days as a guitar-strumming, Alanis Morissette-covering performer on SNL’s Weekend Update to his meteoric rise as host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy has always possessed an unearthly amount of spirited, happy-to-be-here charm.
Ever since taking over the legendary talk show in 2014, the former Saturday Night Live standout has imbued the late night staple with a host of silly yet immensely entertaining games that everyone can enjoy. Want to watch Channing Tatum play Box of Lies? Sure. Would you like to see Jimmy square off against Emma Stone in a Lip Sync Battle? Not a problem.
Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show is just good old-fashioned fun. Need an example? Then look no further than Jimmy Fallon’s five funniest moments of 2015!
1. Jimmy Fallon reminisces about his time at Bayside High with the cast of Saved by the Bell.
Fans who used to spend Saturday mornings with the kids from Bayside High will appreciate the abundance of inside jokes as Jimmy joins the cast of Saved by the Bell for this very special episode.
Make sure to watch until the very end for a revival of the greatest band in Saturday morning television history (sorry California Dreams): the Zack Attack.
2. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake perform the History of Rap 6.
Any Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake collaboration is pure magic. In the History of Rap 6, the sweet-sounding duo take a trip down musical memory lane as they cover classic hits like “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Summertime,” and “U Can’t Touch This.”
3. Jimmy Fallon reenacts the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song.
Fallon’s soft spot for nostalgia was on full display as the Tonight Show host recreated the iconic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air opening during the show’s visit to Los Angeles. While Fallon portrays Will Smith, the video also features cameo appearances by Alfonso Ribeiro (doing the Carlton dance, naturally), and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
4. Jimmy Fallon plays a game of Egg Russian Roulette with Anna Kendrick.
What do you do when Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick drops by your talk show? If you’re Jimmy Fallon, you challenge the actress to a rousing game of Egg Russian Roulette! The competitors are given 12 eggs, eight hard-boiled and four uncooked aka “untainted by fire.” Which celebrity ends up with literal egg on their face? Find out by watching the video above!
5. Jimmy Fallon blew a chance to date Nicole Kidman.
While it’s normally difficult for a traditional interview to vault into the top five, this awkwardly hilarious interaction between Fallon and Nicole Kidman in which the two stars rehash their almost date is too wonderful to ignore. At one point, Jimmy is so embarrassed that he literally hides under his desk.
What was your favorite Jimmy Fallon moment from 2015?
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Who will win the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host? Find out when People’s Choice Awards 2016 airs live Wednesday, January 6, 2016 on CBS!
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