Cheers to Jimmy Fallon for proving he's got the beat — comedically speaking.
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Saturday Night Live used to be TV's premiere late-night musical showcase, but after its recent run of off-key guests (Lana Del Rey, Karmin, Sleigh Bells), the skitcom's alum has surpassed his former employer. Last week, Late Night saluted Broadway with numbers from "Anything Goes," "Porgy & Bess," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Jimmy Fallon: The Musical" (sung by the amazing Bashir Salahuddin) and this week boasts a Bruce Springsteen tribute, with performances from the E Street Band themselves as well as Kenny Chesney and Elvis Costello.
The hits just keep on coming, from Fallon's note-perfect Pearl Jam parody, transforming "Jeremy" into a Lin-sanely funny homage to the Knicks' breakout point guard to the latest edition of "Slow Jamming the News" with always-game NBC anchorman Brian "BriWi" Williams attempting to explain SuperPACs while Jimmy and his superb house band the Roots turn it into something dirty. No question about it: When it comes to late-night musical comedy, Fallon is the Boss.
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