Jimmy Fallon returned to his roots as a comedian this week at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan, New York. The “Tonight Show” host was seen there Thursday with comedians Chris Rock, 58, and Mike Birbiglia, 45. According to an insider, it was Rock who urged Fallon to get on stage.
Long ago, 17-year-old Jimmy Fallon began his career as a comedian with a John Travolta impersonation. It seems that he has not yet forgotten the art of comedy, because, according to one of the attendees, he captivated the entire audience on Thursday. “The audience was delighted!”
In early September, Rolling Stone published a report in which two current and fourteen former Tonight Show employees alleged that Fallon created a “toxic atmosphere” backstage. There was talk of outbursts of anger towards staff, which was the starting point for a “very dark atmosphere”. Some even claimed that Fallon’s behavior triggered suicidal thoughts. Following these accusations, Fallon apologized to his current and former employees in a Zoom meeting. However, since then, several current employees of the show have also come forward to defend him.
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