When he was called on to audition for that most hallowed of sketch comedy shows, Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon was working for $7.50 dollars an hour at The Improv Theater in Los Angeles. Knowing what an opportunity this was, Fallon immediately flew to New York City and performed spot-on, side-splitting impressions of characters like Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried and Jerry Seinfeld. Suffice to say, he got the job.
From 1998 to 2004, Fallon entertained millions of people as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He then went on to pursue a movie career. One of his more illustrious and distinguished films is the 2004 classic, 'Taxi,' in which he co-stars with Queen Latifah. Sadly, it did not win any Oscars.
Of course, Jimmy Fallon is now the host of the Late-Night Talk Show on NBC, where he continues to entertain the masses with his offbeat and often musical humor.
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Published: Jun 11, 2012