Jimmy Fallon prepares himself for ‘Tonight’

Gus Ruelas /reuters

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After five years hosting “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum is packing up his things and piling his band the Roots into the moving van and heading one studio over and an hour early to host the crown jewel of late night “The Tonight Show.”

Speaking with reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour Fallon remembered begging his parents to let him stay up late watching the show when Johnny Carson was the host “because I knew it was on really late and I was getting away with something.”

A new generation of kids will be getting away with something when their parents let them stay up to watch “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” which premieres Feb. 17 with first guests Will Smith and U2.

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