Conan had Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch on his show to play the yet-to-be-released Mortal Kombat X, and there was really no way the premise couldn't deliver. Come for the discussion about Mario Kart characters, and stay for Marshawn Lynch teaching Conan how to properly taunt the opposition by grabbing your nuts.…
In December 1981, a month before Late Night With David Letterman debuted on NBC, Peter W. Kaplan profiled the young comedian, and heir-apparent to Johnny Carson, for Esquire. The story is reprinted here with permission.
Finally, we get to see what beer hockey—the drinking game that was recently invented by an unidentified Canadian—looks like in action. And it's all thanks to Jimmy Fallon and Drake.
Not sure how fair it is to make fun of Peyton's funhouse mirror forehead the week he's playing Brady and his caveman dome, but I think we can all get behind that Logan Mankins picture as Drunkest Guy At The Picnic. Here's Fallon giving the Pats and Broncos high school yearbook awards.
They call this bit "The Evolution of End Zone Dancing," but once they get past the "Dirty Bird" it's really just Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake dicking around for a few minutes. We're OK with that, but only because they do a dance called "Earthquake Waiter." That one is funny, for some reason.
This is the kind of bit that has the potential to be gimmicky and unfunny, but Fallon and Kristen Wiig have the comedic timing that's necessary to make a five-minute interview with "Michael Jordan" worth watching. Also, it's pretty hard not to laugh at that bald cap.