Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon Host Concerts in Late Night April Fool’s Day Joke


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Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel pulled an April Fool’s joke on their viewers on Friday night by swapping roles and hosting each other’s late-night shows.

The TV change was traced two years ago, the two revealed. It was supposed to happen in 2020 but was foiled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Hi, I’m Jimmy. Please, please calm down. You’re going to offend the other Jimmy. Happy April Fool’s Day, everyone. I’ve switched places with Jimmy Kimmel . Although as far as surprises you’ve seen on ABC this week, this one’s a decent second,” Fallon cracked during his monologue, referencing Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock at the Oscars. which aired on ABC on Sunday.

“It’s really strange to be here. I feel like someone opened up the multiverse late at night,” Fallon added.

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“Hi, I’m Jimmy Fallon and welcome to ‘The Tonight Show’. It’s Freaky Friday tonight!” Kimmel opened Fallon’s show while hosting from Rockefeller Center in New York.

Kimmel also joked about Smith’s Oscar controversy, saying, “So you know actor Will Smith? Oh, you heard that story? Alright. I’ll skip that then.”

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The hosts then spoke to each other in a video chat to critique each other’s setups. Kimmel joked that being in Fallon’s studio made her realize “what a dump in our house”.

Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel pranked their viewers on Friday night. The two swapped hosting gigs and said it was a prank they originally planned two years ago.
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Fallon said he couldn’t believe the two pulled off the prank.

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Musical guest Red Hot Chili Peppers performs on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." The show was also broadcast on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Musical guest Red Hot Chili Peppers performs on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” The performance also aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
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The surprises didn’t stop at the hosts, however. The Red Hot Chili Peppers served as musical guests on both shows to celebrate the release of their new album “Unlimited Love.”


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