On February 20th Conan O’Brien winds down his Late Night show, in readiness to take over from Jay Leno.
So Jimmy Fallon will take over Conan’s chair and the show will screen in Conan’s place on the Comedy Channel from March 3rd.
Fallon first garnered attention in 1998 when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. In 2000 he became the co-anchor of SNL‘s signature segment “Weekend Update” alongside Tina Fey.
Fallon also ventured off into other television roles, including Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Band of Brothers.
He is only the the third person to host Late Night since it began nearly three decades ago -the other two being David Letterman and Conan.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon screens hot off the satellite weeknights at 11.15pm.