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Jimmy Fallon to host SNL this December

Jimmy Fallon to host SNL this December

Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night LiveJimmy Fallon will return to Saturday Night Live this December for one show only.

Fallon made a name for himself on SNL but left in 2004 to pursue other ventures, including becoming the host of Late Night on NBC in 2009.

Jimmy will be hosting Saturday Night Live on the 17th December, and Michael Bublé will be the musical guest promoting his new Christmas album.

Speaking on Twitter, Jimmy said “I’m incredibly honored to be heading back to 8H where it all started. And by “it” I mean Will Ferrell’s awesome movie career”.

Fallon has made a few sketch appearances on SNL since leaving but nothing as big as his hosting gig this December.

All Headline News – “Jimmy Fallon to return to ‘SNL’ as host in December”

Prestigious award for Letterman at US Comedy Awards

Prestigious award for Letterman at US Comedy Awards

David Letterman has received the prestigious Johnny Carson award at the first annual US Comedy Awards devised by Comedy Central.

BBC News reports Letterman “was presented with the Johnny Carson award for comedic excellence at the event in New York”. The award is the highest honour at the ceremony. Letterman was greeted with a standing ovation when he came up to collect the award. He stood in front of the original curtain from Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show to be presented with the honour.

Other awards went to Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live) for Best Comedy Actress In Television, former Saturday Night Live regular Tina Fey won for Best Comedy Actress In Film (Date Night) and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart won for Best Late-Night Comedy Series.

BBC News – “David Letterman gets US comedy honour”
SFGate – “Comedy Awards hail Letterman, Fey and ‘South Park'”
Digital Spy – “Letterman honoured at ‘Comedy Awards'”
UPI – “Big names feted at Comedy Awards in NYC”

David Letterman and Bill Murray at the US Comedy Awards 2011