Tonight Show To Florida For First Road TripBy: Ann Casano - May 21, 2014
Jimmy Fallon is taking the New York City based The Tonight Show on the road to sunny Florida. The host revealed on Tuesday, “We’re going where the sun shines, the weather’s fine, it’s always fun times and everything rhymes — that’s right we’re going to Orlando, Florida.”
It will be the first time Fallon has taped outside of New York City since he took over the franchise from long time host Jay Leno.
The talk show plans to tape four shows from Universal Orlando from June 17-19 at “Sound Stage 20″ which is located on the Universal Studios backlot. The musical guests will perform on the Music Plaza Stage.
The scheduled guests are Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Tracy Morgan. The road trip ties in with Universal’s unveiling of their new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios theme park ride. The free tickets are unfortunately already sold out.
Since Fallon took over The Tonight Show from Leno in February 2014, the show has dominated in the ratings, especially in the ultra important 18-49 demo. Fallon also has a large social media presence with almost 13 million Twitter followers.
The 39-year-old Fallon is known for producing content on the show that goes viral and gets people talking. He’s not just another monologue and interview guy. Fallon does everything from lip sync battle with guests to play charades to perform spot on musical impressions.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs on NBC weeknights 11:35/10:35c. Tonight’s guests include Hugh Jackman and legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. As always, The Roots will sit in with Fallon as the house band.