Jokes with Jimmy

Comedian Jimmy Fallon will perform during Colonials Weekend.

August 02, 2010

George Washington students and their parents will be entertained by Jimmy Fallon during Colonials Weekend this fall.

The host of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will perform at 7 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 16 at the Charles E. Smith Center.

Tickets go on sale Monday Aug. 9, and ticket prices range from $35 to $75. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 202-994-7411. Students can also purchase tickets at GW Ticketmaster, which is located on the lower level of the Marvin Center. A photo ID is required to pick up tickets.

Mr. Fallon joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 1998 and quickly became an audience favorite. He’s best known for his impressions of actors and musicians, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Justin Timberlake, and the popular segment “Weekend Update,” which he co-anchored with Tina Fey.

In March 2009, Mr. Fallon took over NBC’s “Late Night” after Conan O’Brien left the show to take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno.

"Jimmy Fallon is one of the most creative emerging talents in the entertainment industry. Every night his fans see him host a comedy-variety-talk show that has become the launching pad for comedy, music and A-list talent,” says Robert Chernak, senior vice president for student and academic support services. “His comedic style, creativity, and energy are a great match to what we believe is of interests to students and parents in the GW community.”

Mr. Fallon has also starred in numerous movies and television shows, including the Emmy Award-winning miniseries, “Band of Brothers,” and films such as “Fever Pitch,” “Taxi” and “Almost Famous.”

In 2003, Mr. Fallon was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his record “The Bathroom Wall.” And in 2009, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” was nominated for a primetime Emmy.

Mr. Fallon will host the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC on August 29. He co-hosted the 2001 MTV Movie Awards with Kirsten Dunst and then again solo in 2005.

Colonials Weekend is an annual celebration for students and their families. The two-and-a-half-day event offers parents and caregivers a chance to visit the campus, explore the city, listen to lectures and attend entertainment and school spirit events.

“Jimmy Fallon always makes me laugh, and I am extremely excited to see him in person here on campus. Growing up, I watched him a lot on Saturday Night Live. He was our generation’s Chris Farley and Dana Carvey. My parents are even more excited to come see Jimmy Fallon than I am!” says Jack Bermingham, a GW senior majoring in mechanical engineering. “Fallon’s sense of humor and recent late night television show will make him a favorite for all ages.”

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