While Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien were busy beating each other up in 2010, Jimmy Fallon concentrated on making his NBC show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the most viral, web-friendly, good-time hour that it could possibly be. And with music from The Roots, plus inventive sketches, that's just what the former Saturday Night Live player and Weekend Update anchor has done.
How that cocktail of laidback immediacy will translate to the written page is another matter entirely, but here we go: Vulture reports that Fallon has just signed a new deal that will turn his "Thank You Notes" segment into two books, the first of which will get released in May. Things to expect? 150 notes giving props to everything from "sweater vests and adult mittens, to his dad, to a light bulb he is too lazy to replace."
That might sound sorta lame, but let's remember that we live in a society where Shit My Dad Says was on the best-seller list. You know what that means: Next stop on the Fallon Express, a CBS sitcom!