Last Night With Jimmy Fallon: Into the Wee Hours With the Heir to TV’s Grandest Franchise


The Polar Vortex has coated the pavement outside 30 Rockefeller Center in black ice, but it’s toasty inside, where Jimmy Fallon, ­delivering one of his final monologues as host of NBC’s Late Night, is going down in flames. “Pope Francis recently invited sixteen rabbis to have lunch with him at the Vatican,” Fallon begins. “Then they got a minister, walked into a bar, and blew everybody’s minds!” A smattering of halfhearted claps rolls through the audience, a response so pathetic that Questlove, leader of Fallon’s house band, the Roots, tries to help out with a drum kick. Fallon attempts the punch line again: “A pope, a minister, and sixteen rabbis walk into a bar!” Silence.  Read More...


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