Jimmy Fallon is experiencing the joys of working (and hosting) from home.
With his show on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, the late-night talk show host has been providing audiences with an at-home edition of his program, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” through Youtube.
Wednesday’s episode was a full-on family affair as the Fallon clan stepped in to help Jimmy put together the show.
His daughter, Winnie, provided the music in place of The Roots and also took on the whole graphics department.
Meanwhile, his wife, Nancy, filled in for the camera crew, and his other daughter, Frances, opted to make the monologue a little more bearable by offering snuggles in the form of crawling on Fallon's head.
Fans were eating up every minute of the family-friendly night show and even offered up a new title: “The Winnie and Frannie show, with guest Jimmy Fallon.”
To keep with the familiar format, Fallon cracked a few signature jokes -- his daughter didn’t find them funny in the slightest -- before welcoming celebrity guest and “Hamilton” creator Lin Manuel Miranda.
Miranda joined via Zoom and talked with Fallon about his new projects and how he’s been handling a lifestyle change that finds his children home from school amidst the closures.
Every night, Fallon’s home-edition show highlights a new charity, and Miranda helped him promote Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which “assists those in the entertainment community in meeting coronavirus-related expenses.”
“The Tonight Show” is just one of several late-night shows to suspend production through the end of March. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” have suspended production along with daytime talk shows like “The Wendy Williams Show, “Today,” “Good Morning America,” and game shows, “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune.”
Much like Fallon, many personalities have been anchoring shows from the comfort of their own homes.