'Tonight Show' to Florida: Jimmy Fallon's taking the show on a road trip
The 'Tonight Show' is heading to Florida and will be taped in Orlando from June 16 to June 19. The 'Tonight Show' is going to Florida following Fallon's debut in February as the new host for the program.
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon is taking the "Tonight Show" on a road trip to Florida.
The show announced that Fallon's first road trip since taking over for former host Jay Leno is to Orlando next month. The shows will be taped June 16 through 19 from Universal Orlando Resort. Scheduled guests include Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Tracy Morgan.
There will also be a first look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios theme park ride.
Free tickets for the shows are first come, first served and were made available beginning on May 21, with information released through the Tonight Show's Twitter handle @FallonTonight.
You must be at least 16 years old to attend.
Meanwhile, Leno recently spoke about what he was up to after handing the reins over to Fallon this past February. After two decades of hosting "The Tonight Show," Jay Leno says his transition into retirement has been seamless.
Without the daily grind of hosting NBC's popular late-night show, Leno said he feels "liberated" to travel and invest more in his standup routines.
"Write joke. Tell joke. Get check. It's pretty simple. It's not a hard plan," he joked in an interview with The Associated Press.
This week he made his first trip to Israel, where he will host an award ceremony Thursday honoring former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg for his philanthropic efforts.
Leno is to perform in front of Bloomberg, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and other dignitaries at the first Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem. Leno said both men would be fair game for playful jokes.
He said he has nothing but admiration for Fallon’s work as the new “Tonight” host.
"He's a great friend of mine and I think he is doing a terrific job," Leno said. "At some point you realize it is time to step down ... I'm having a good time now."
Leno said the best part was not having the burden of preparing for the show every day.
"You don't have to watch 'Noah' and all these other films, these kinds of kid movies. You get to a certain age where 'OK, I'm over the superhero thing,'" he said. "I don't have to do that anymore so that's fantastic!"
He said he'd gladly be a guest on Fallon's show at some point but was not itching to get back into TV yet.
"I have no problem doing that, but I think that once you leave you've got to let the ground lay fallow for a while," he said.