Michelle Obama to join Fallon's first week on 'Tonight Show'
February 10th, 2014
02:33 PM ET
7 months ago

Michelle Obama to join Fallon's first week on 'Tonight Show'

(CNN) - He's got the first lady for his first week.

Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama will once again team up when Fallon starts at his new gig as host of NBC's "Tonight Show."

While the program starts Monday, February 17, Obama will appear on the show a few days later on Thursday, February 20, according to a press release.

Actor Will Ferrell will also make an appearance that night, with Arcade Fire as the musical guest.

The first lady was a favorite of Fallon's when he hosted the "The Late Show," which came on after "Tonight" when Jay Leno was the host.

Last year, Obama gave an epic performance called the "Evolution of Mom Dance," consisting of classic moves like the "go shopping, get groceries," the "driving the station wagon" and the "just the hands part of 'Single Ladies.'"

The year before, the first lady invited Fallon to the White House, where she challenged him to a series of fitness exercises – like a sack race across the East Room – to promote her "Let's Move" campaign.

Fallon's first week at the "Tonight Show," which is moving from Burbank, California to New York City, will feature a number of high profile guests, including actor Will Smith and the band U2 on the first night.

Lady Gaga, actor Bradley Cooper, country star Tim McGraw, performer Justin Timberlake and comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Kristen Wiig will also take the stage that week.

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Filed under: Jimmy Fallon • Michelle Obama
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Hey, we have a funny and cool first lady! How refreshing!

    February 10, 2014 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    The First Lady and Jimmy make good comedy together.

    February 10, 2014 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    What??? Just Michelle and not Barry??? I can't believe he is going to pass up this celebrity event. There must be some bigger celebrity event going on that he will be attending. maybe he'll make a surprise appearance at the Olympics?

    February 10, 2014 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    There is one MAJOR difference between liberal comedians and conservative comedians. Liberals take what liberal comedians might have to say about politics as something to laugh at: i.e.; Fallon, Stewart, Maher. Conservatives tend to take what conservative comedians have to say about politics far to seriously, as if it were something that they should believe: i.e. Limbaugh, Beck, Savage.

    February 10, 2014 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Tommy G

    A comedy of errors and failure are all the Obama's have to offer. And Fallon had better watch bumping butts with Michelle. That thing is as big as a piano! Don't want to go on disability in the first week of the new show.

    February 10, 2014 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. CryBabies

    Boring .... Now I know why I will really miss Jay Leno.

    February 10, 2014 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Excellent!
    I don't normally tune in to watch The Tonight Show, but I'll be sure to do so.

    February 10, 2014 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    jay was a lot better than this fallon guy

    February 10, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  9. freedom

    Embarrassing – for a first lady to behave this way – no respect for the position she's in.

    February 10, 2014 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. it must be said

    I can hardly wait for Jay Leno's new late night show on FOX!!! NBC is going to rue the day they fired Jay Leno... TWICE.

    February 10, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain - If you want Congress to actually do something FOR the American people, vote OUT the repub/tea bag majority

    @Tommy G: "A comedy of errors and failure are all the Obama's have to offer. And Fallon had better watch bumping butts with Michelle. That thing is as big as a piano! Don't want to go on disability in the first week of the new show."

    And your mother is your sister. There, we're even in the childish humor department.

    February 10, 2014 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |