Originally Posted by SNR
I've barely watched SNL since Fallon was on, but does he even have talent? The dude sucked ass and couldn't keep a straight face on the show for so long, and I don't care how funny it was to some people. He's shitty at sketch comedy. So now that makes him qualified to take the premier late night talk show spot?
Like, is he a standup comedian? Does he have other things he's done? Was he ever a writer like Conan used to be? There's gotta be something else to him. I know he does songs, but ****, any butthole can do that.
Jimmy Fallon is terrific at late night. I think it was NPR that had a really smart review about how the same things that made him suck on SNL make him great for late night. Laughing at his own sketches is a faux pas on SNL, but brings joy on a late night stage.
I think he was a standup comedian, and based on the skits he's done, he's done some unbelievably creative sketches that are better than we've seen on Late Night for years. He's doing a great job. And yes, I tuned out when Michelle Obama was on -- I could care less because when a politician isn't on, no one would ever claim his show is even slightly political.