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The Lonely Island & The Roots Do 'YOLO' Live On 'Fallon'

Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

On last night's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," The Lonely Island turned in a rare live performance by staging an elaborate version of their single "Y...

Elvis Costello Teams Up With The Roots For Catchy New Single

Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

If drunk Florence Welch wasn't enough to brighten up your Monday, allow Elvis Costello and The Roots to take a stab. The visuals starts with Costello ...

'That Doesn't Mean It Doesn't Sting Any Less'

Questlove | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment

I do have desires to go to certain places and do certain things and enjoy the perks and benefits of a person who works his arse off as much as I do. So I got over my hangups of not wanting to be the odd guy in the room some time around 2007. Mixed results at best.

About That Time Questlove Was Almost Fired From 'Late Night'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment

Remember that time Questlove sparked a media firestorm after playing "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann sauntered...

The 'Mario' Rap You Di

Posted 06.20.2013 | Comedy

It's Video Game Week on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and thanks to The Roots being the house band, something special happened on Wednesday night's ...

They're Back!!

Posted 06.20.2013 | Comedy

You may think you've had your fill of hearing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," as well as the myriad spoofs of it, but you're wrong. You've got a Black Simon...

Howard Stern: Ahmadinejad Should Take Over 'The Tonight Show'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.18.2013 | Comedy

Howard Stern stopped by "Late Night" on Monday night, and gave host Jimmy Fallon an earful of advice about his upcoming gig hosting "The Tonight Show"...

Questlove: 'I Don't Have Friends'

Posted 06.13.2013 | Black Voices

You know, after work, everyone hangs and they go to a bar and stuff? I don't socialize that way. I don't have a posse. I don't have friends. I got the...

D.C. Gets Jazzy

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you don't think jazz and Washington, D.C. go together, you need to review your D.C. history. As NPR put it: It's internationally k...

Great Scott! Talking An Appointment With Mr. Yeats and More With The Waterboys' Mike Scott

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Mike Scott of The Waterboys is back in the U.S.A., with a marvelous new album (An Appointment With Mr Yeats) and a fresh, well-received autobiography (Adventures of a Waterboy).

David Bryne And Questlove Get Together To Talk Music

Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
Katherine Brooks

The Public Theater has a knack for bringing together opposing forces from the world of fine and performing arts, placing giants like Tony Kushner and ...

Justin Timberlake Might As Well Live At 30 Rock

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.22.2013 | Comedy

Justin Timberlake will spend the week of March 11 as the exclusive musical performer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," NBC announced Thursday. The...

Downton Jimmy

Caroline Vella | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Caroline Vella

Just like the original PBS series of a similar name, the attention to detail is exquisite. With Brooke Shields cast as the lovely wife and SNL's Fred Armisen as the homely daughter, they have made an absolutely perfect mockery of the esteemed drama.


The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.11.2013 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon won the Grammy award for Best Comedy Album for his album "Blow Your Pants Off" in the non-televised portion of the ceremony on Sunday. ...

You Can't Un-See This

Posted 02.06.2013 | Comedy

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" seems to be on a "people making out with themselves" kick this week. On Monday, Russell Brand locked lips with Fallon a...

WATCH: Slow Jammin' The Debt Ceiling

Posted 01.29.2013 | Comedy

Some jokes about the news are best served with a punchline. And some are best served by bringing out Brian Williams and putting a funky groove beneath...

Prince To Be Honored At Carnegie Hall Concert

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Legendary entertainer Prince will be honored this March with a benefit concert for music education. The concert will be held at Carnegie Hall on M...

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon & Fred Armisen's Long Musical Past

Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Did you know that Jimmy Fallon and "Portlandia" star Fred Armisen were in a bunch of folk and New Wave bands together before they teamed up on "Saturd...

WATCH: 2012's Top Moments In Comedy

Posted 12.21.2012 | Comedy

HuffPost Live devoted a segment to 2012's Top Comedy Moments, and host Marc LaMont Hill was joined by HuffPost Comedy deputy editor Ross Luippold. Che...

WATCH: Backstreet Boys Sing '90s Hit With The Roots

Posted 12.20.2012 | Comedy

The Backstreet Boys stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday to sing their newest single, "It's Christmas Time Again," but after the sho...

The 'Greatest Hip-Hop Song Of All Time' Is ...

rollingstonelogo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone, which recently named Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five's "The Message" the Greatest Hip-Hop S...

This Is Why We Love 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy

Now that the Christmas season is in full swing, we can all expect to hear Mariah Carey's infectious "All I Want For Christmas Is You" at least a hundr...

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Totally Channels Freddie Mercury

Posted 11.25.2012 | Comedy

If you didn't catch Jimmy Fallon and The Roots singing Queen's "We Will Rock You" during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last Thursday, we highly recom...

People Get Ready: Celebrating Curtis Mayfield's 70th BIrthday!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Throughout the night, audience members swayed to the music, sang along with the performers and stood up in homage to this incredible prophet of funk. People Get Ready, indeed.

WATCH: Fallon's Latest Thank You Notes Crack The Roots Up

Posted 07.01.2012 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon's thank you notes have become a Friday tradition. One of the most popular recurring segments on the show, they've even been collected in...