Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Swap Late Night Gigs for April Fool’s Day


Late-night TV hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel surprised fans Friday night when the couple switched talk shows for April Fool’s Day, with Fallon taking over the desk for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” while Kimmel hosted “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

After-hours staples flew across the country to pull off the epic prank, as Fallon typically films in New York City while Kimmel is based in Hollywood.

While discussing the prank over video chat, Kimmel and Fallon revealed that they originally wanted to pull the Epic Switch for April Fool’s Day 2020, but couldn’t due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s crazy, but it was an incredible experience. I love that we did this. I can’t believe we made it,” Fallon told Kimmel before the pair went on to host each other’s show.

Jimmy Kimmel, Justin Timberlake.
Fallon read “Sweet Tweets” with Justin Timberlake while hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.
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Fallon brought along her good friend Justin Timberlake, who appeared as her guest and spray-painted “I ❤️ Matt Damon” on Kimmel’s desk.

The pair also took part in one of Kimmel’s most popular segments, “Celebrity Mean Tweets,” highlighting the “Sweet Tweets” they received on Twitter.

Jimmy Kimmel, Hugh Jackman.
Kimmel interviewed Hugh Jackman while hosting “The Tonight Show.”
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In New York, Kimmel sat down with Hugh Jackman to play the “Tonight Show” game, “Box of Lies.” He also welcomed actress Bridget Everett.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers – who released their 12th studio album “Unlimited Love” this week – were the musical guest of the evening for both shows.

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon swapped shows for April Fool’s Day.
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The two Jimmys previously collaborated on a satirical PSA clarifying the common misconception that they’re the same person promoting Kimmel’s show moving to Brooklyn for a week in 2019.

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