are just under a month away from comedian and late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon taking the helm of The Tonight Show from longtime host Jay Leno. The big question now is who will be Fallon’s very first guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon?
Well, as it turns out, Jimmy Fallon announced that information at the Television Critic Association Press Tour Panel. The first guest to visit with Jimmy Fallon when he takes the reins of The Tonight Show will be none other than Will Smith. On the same night, the musical guests will be Irish rockers U2.
Now, before the reins are handed over from Leno to Fallon, there is one thing left to accomplish; Leno’s last episode. When Leno hosts his very last episode of The Tonight Show on February 6th, he will revisit with the very first guest he had when he took the reins from the legendary Johnny Carson in 1992; Billy Crystal. Also appearing on Leno’s last episode will be country music superstar Garth Brooks.
Jimmy Fallon, who is relocating The Tonight Show back to New York is expected to host his first episode behind The Tonight Show’s desk on February 17th.
What do you think of the impending changes to The Tonight Show? Are you excited to see Jimmy Fallon transition in his new role? How do you think he is going to hold up against predecessors like Leno and the legendary Johnny Carson? Let us know what you think.