Jimmy Fallon Debuts As New Host Of “The Tonight Show”

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After more than 40 years, “The Tonight Show” is back in New York City, with a new host– marking a new era in late night comedy.

FOX News Radio’s Steve Rappoport wraps up Jimmy Fallon’s first show:

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Announcer: “Here’s your host… Jimmy Fallon!”

With big shoes to fill.

Fallon: “I’ll be your host, for now.”

Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” debut on NBC, was full of surprises and star power.

Fallon: “To my buddy, who said that I’d never be the host of “The Tonight Show” — you owe me $100 bucks buddy.”

That’s when Robert DeNiro showed up, plunking the cash on Fallon’s desk. Other A-listers followed– like Joe Namath, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert, paying his tribute in coins. (cheeing, coins)

Will Smith was the inaugural guest.

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U2 performing: “I am not invisible…” (song)

And U2 rocked the house, 70 stories above Rockefeller Center.

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In New York, Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.