07/07/2014 12:44 pm ET Updated Jul 07, 2014

Jimmy Fallon Recalls That Time He Bombed At A Catskills Resort

Before he starred on "Saturday Night Live" or hosted his own late night show, Jimmy Fallon was just another young stand-up comedian who bombed like everyone else.

In the "Tonight Show" video above, Fallon answers a fan question by reliving one of his most memorable sets-gone-wrong at a Catskills resort back in the day. Let's just say, crowd work isn't for everyone.

The important take away from Fallon's story, however, is that surviving a bad set only makes you a stronger comic, and it's okay to be totally scared.

"Don't be afraid to be afraid," he explains.

Watch Fallon's advice for young comedians above.


Jimmy Fallon!
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