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Leslie Lowe Sits Down With Jimmy Fallon, The New Host Of The Tonight Show!

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KHQ's Leslie Lowe sat down with the new Tonight Show Host Jimmy Fallon KHQ's Leslie Lowe sat down with the new Tonight Show Host Jimmy Fallon
KHQ.com - For the first time in a long time there will be a new host of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon is set to take over for Jay Leno Monday night.

Leno has been the host for since 1992. He had a brief hiatus when Conan O'Brien took over, but for the most part, Leno has been the face of NBC at night.

Monday night, a new era begins. KHQ's Leslie Lowe had the chance to sit down with Jimmy last month,  and they talked about everything from what he is nervous about, to where he sleeps at night.

It's been quite a ride for Jimmy Fallon.  

For the last five years he welcomed people to his New York set on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."  

For The Tonight Show, the ride started on September 27, 1954.  Eight years later, a new host took over and entered into the show-biz hall of fame.  

Johnny Carson was host of the tonight show for three decades. He made millions laugh every weeknight and now, 22 years after Carson retired, not only is there a new host but there's a new location.

"For us, I mean, well, I mean we're bringing it back to New York City, which I think makes sense. That's where The Tonight Show started," Fallon told Lowe.

Talking with the new host of The Tonight Show is really more like talking to a fan of the show.  

"The history is just amazing if you look at everything from The Tonight Show."

But that doesn't mean Jimmy Fallon isn't laser focused on what he'll bring to the 11:30pm slot.

"We're so, we're over-prepared. I was never a boy scout, but I'm overly-prepared and we have the first 3 weeks of ideas written and ready to go. I'm excited. We're booked beyond belief. I wanna be prepared, you know, and give people a good show," said Fallon.

Fallon also told Lowe that despite all his hard work, the goal will always be giving people a great show, and making them laugh before they go to bed.

"And it's like, everyone just works too hard! You want to watch something at night and like, 'you do the work for me, man!'"

So for the man who first sat down on the amusement ride of television during an audition for Saturday Night Live,  and then switched seats for the late night talk show,  this new ride means as much to him as it does to the franchise, and he's hoping you'll be sitting next to him for his latest adventure.  

"So I feel like, 'Oh, my gosh!' I'm kind of growing up on TV and I feel like people are growing with me and they're going 'I'll take the ride with you! Let's go! What do you want to do now? You doing The Tonight Show, now? Good! We'll do that with you!'" Fallon told Lowe. 
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