Feb 18 2014, 5:30am CST | by Bang Showbiz
The former 'Saturday Night Live' star anchored his first show from New York and took the time to mock a "buddy" who bet him he would never land the job, prompting a host of famous faces to come out and honur the bet.
DeNiro then walked through the curtains and handed the host a $100 bill, and was quickly followed by Tina Fey, Joe Namath, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Mariah - who appeared to pull her $100 from her cleavage - Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Lindsay , Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson, Gaga, and Stephen Colbert, who emptied $100 in pennies over Jimmy's head.
Opening the show, Jimmy poked fun at himself before emotionally thanking his wife Nancy, their six-month-old daughter Winnie and his parents.
He said: "I'm Jimmy Fallon and I'll be your host ... for now...
"I don't know how I got here. I grew up in Saugerties, New York. I had a great childhood. If you had told me I'd graduate high school, go on to 'Saturday Night Live' and then host the 'Tonight Show', I'd say ... I graduated high school?"
He then pointed out his parents in the audience and added: "I hope you're proud of me. As a kid, I remember wanting to watch Johnny Carson. If a kid now is staying up to watch me, I hope I do well. It means a lot to me. I Just want to take care of the show for awhile."
Later in the show, Jimmy was joined by Will Smith - who took part in a skit called 'The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing' with the host -and U2 performed their latest single 'Invisible' from the roof of the Rockefeller Center.
Source: Bang Showbiz
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