The Tonight Show returned to New York City with a bang. Jimmy Fallon drew rave reviews following his first night as the "Tonight Show" host. He also drew a parade of celebrity guests including Tina Fey, Mariah Carey and musical guest U2.
It's been a long road for Fallon. The 39-year-old found stardom in the 90s as a cast member and "Weekend Update" co-anchor on "Saturday Night Live." He left "SNL" in 2004 to pursue a movie career, but he was met with less success in that arena.
Fallon appeared to catch a second wind as the "Late Night" host. The comedian scored success on-air and on-line with a number of viral videos.
As for his new show, Fallon is getting a lot of attention this morning for a hip-hop dancing bit with Will Smith called the "Evolution of hip-hop dancing." He also got loud laughs for a bit involving competing late night host Stephen Colbert too.
Fallon became the sixth talk show host to host Tonight. His friend, and former "SNL" cast mate, Seth Meyers is taking over "Late Night."