The Global Citizen Festival will again descend on the Great Lawn in Central Park, on Sept. 27, aiming to raise awareness and inspire action on the issue of extreme poverty worldwide. This year’s lineup will feature Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, Fun, Tiësto and the Roots.
Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & The Roots Sing “Blurred Lines” (w/ Classroom Instruments) (by latenight)
The Lonely Island perform “YOLO" live with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots)
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Hell to the yes.
In an interview with Fuse (via NahRight), Roots drummer/leader ?uestlove first skirts around the topic, explaining that: “‘The Tonight Show’ is coming to us; we’re not going to ‘The Tonight Show’… it’s going to be the same show. But that’s a year from now,” before admitting that: “Yeah, we’re staying [with Jimmy].”
This makes it seem like the entire staff will remain intact as well. Which would also be great news.
Black Simon & Garfunkel Perform “Thrift Shop” on Fallon
Black Simon & Garfunkel is easily one of my favorite Late Night bits.
Black Simon and Garfunkel Sing ‘Diamonds’
The Roots bring their folk music skills to Rihanna’s latest hit.
Jimmy, Mariah Carey and The Roots singing “All I want for Christmas Is You” with classroom musical instruments. Enough said.
This should be good.
Jimmy, Christina Aguilera, and The Roots singing “Your Body” in Jimmy’s office (with office supplies as instruments)
Black Simon and Garfunkel Sing Taylor Swift
Last time it was “What Makes You Beautiful,” now it’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Black Simon and Garfunkel Sing One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
Once again, Jimmy Fallon presents Black Simon and Garfunkel.
Brace yourself, internet: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Carly Rae Jepsen perform “Call Me Maybe” using classroom instruments. JOY!
Along with the previously announced Robin Williams, who will receive the “Stand-Up Icon” award, and Don Rickles, who will be presented with the “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” by Jon Stewart, the show will feature presenters Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott.
Other guests include Hannibal Buress, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K, Chevy Chase, Paul Feig, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Amber Nash, Jim O’Heir, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, The Gregory Brothers, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Wiig.
As if that wasn’t enough, Andy Richter will be returning as the show’s announcer, and The Roots will once again perform as the Comedy Awards house band.
More talent will be announced as the ceremony approaches. The second annual Comedy Awards tape in New York this Saturday and air on Comedy Central, Sunday, May 6 at 9/8c.