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Day Twelve of Irish American Favorites: Jimmy Fallon


Jimmy Fallon, of NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallonis the funniest person on TV. And he is a proud Irish American. A list of Irish American Favorites would not be complete without Jimmy.

Jimmy has cracked me up for years, first it was once a week on Saturday Night Live, and now I get to watch him all week ong on his nightly show. I love everything about Jimmy’s show – awesome music with The Roots, great interviews, hilarious comedy, and the quintessential (I suspect also Irish American) side-kick, Steve Higgins. On Friday nights, Jimmy gets caught up on his correspondence with his “Thank You Notes” segment. Here’s a sample…so funny:

In October 2012, Jimmy received a Spirit of Ireland award at the 13th annual Irish Arts Centre gala. Check out his performance following his acceptance:

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