|It’s Official! The Tonight Show Comes Home
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Posted: April 4, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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A couple weeks ago, I made a list of the top five guests I’d love to see on The Tonight Show if it moved back to New York City. Yesterday, the official news broke, confirming the rumors. After 40 years in Los Angeles, The Tonight Show will return to 30 Rock, and Jimmy Fallon, former Saturday Night Live star and current host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, will serve as host, replacing Jay Leno.
I guess good guys do finish first after all. The very likeable Fallon will takeover the top-rated late night talk show and ostensibly compete for guests with its rival, Late Show with David Letterman, which films only a few blocks away from 30 Rock.
The big question is who will be the final guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Who will help him say good-bye to the show he’s hosted the past five years and hello to his biggest job ever? Here are my top three candidates.
#3 Joan Rivers — She was at one time a stand in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. She’s also been a New York stalwart — performing at big and small clubs alike for decades, er, generations. She would make a great transition guest for the show.
#2 Seth Myers — The comedian is rumored to be next in line for Jimmy’s job. The finale would be a great way to pass the baton between the SNLers.
#1 Brigitte Nielsen & Flavor Flav — They are due for a reunion, right?