Friday, February 27, 2009

Fallon snags an exclusive: Jack McBrayer's response to Bobby Jindal

After Bobby Jindal's Republican response to President Obama's address to Congress, there was some speculation that Jack McBrayer, whose Kenneth the Page on "30 Rock" became an instant point of comparison to the Louisiana governor, would become the latest hot "SNL" impressionist -- McBrayer isn't in the "SNL" cast, but he has appeared on the show before. However, "SNL" is scheduled to air a rerun tomorrow night and by March 7, when the next new ep will be televised, the Jindal/Kenneth meme will seem like old news. What to do?

Enter Jimmy Fallon, who has been airing web-only shows in anticipation of his TV premiere next week. (Thanks to Foma for the tip.)

Looking at Fallon's first two weeks of guests, he's obviously going to start out by drawing heavily on his fellow NBC stars, including Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan from "30 Rock," Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg with his "Lonely Planet" digital short team from "SNL," Brian Williams from the NBC evening news, and "The Apprentice" star Donald Trump. Even many of his non-NBC guests have shown up frequently on "SNL": Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz have both racked up numerous appearances.


  1. tedder said...

    thanks for posting this!