Jerry Seinfeld is setting the report straight.
The comic chimed in after an explosive report from Rolling Stone accused Jimmy Fallon of making a poisonous work setting at The Tonight Show. The exposé included a number of cases of Fallon consuming on the job and berating staff. But Seinfeld took challenge with one such anecdote that talked about that he was current, saying their account was an “idiotic twisting of occasions.”
According to 2 staff, there was an “uncomfortable” incident whereas taping with Seinfeld the place Fallon allegedly “scolded” somebody who was in control of the cue playing cards throughout a section.
“It was very awkward, and Jerry [Seinfeld] was like, ‘You ought to apologize to him,’ virtually making an attempt to make it a joke,” a former worker advised Rolling Stone. “It was one of many strangest moments ever and so many individuals have been there, so it’s type of arduous to neglect.”
Seinfeld issued a press release to the publication after the report was revealed, denying their account of the occasions.
“This is so silly. I keep in mind this second fairly nicely… I teased Jimmy a few flub, and all of us had a enjoyable snort about how not often Jimmy is thrown off,” he stated. “It was not uncomfortable in any respect. Jimmy and I nonetheless sometimes recollect it and snort. Idiotic twisting of occasions.”
According to the report, Fallon was identified for giving “passive-aggressive” and harsh suggestions behind the scenes. According to a number of staff quoted within the exposé, Fallon’s moods decided how everybody’s day would go behind the scenes.
“It was like, if Jimmy is in a nasty temper, everybody’s day is fucked,” a former worker stated. “People wouldn’t joke round within the workplace, they usually wouldn’t stand round and speak to one another. It was very very similar to, deal with no matter it’s that it’s important to do as a result of Jimmy’s in a nasty temper, and if he sees that, he may fly off.”
An announcement from NBC maintained that the community is “extremely proud” of the late night time speak present – although it notably made no point out of the host. “As in any office, we have now had staff elevate points; these have been investigated and motion has been taken the place applicable,” they stated.
Fallon not too long ago joined his fellow late night time hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Seth Meyers on the Strike Force Five podcast, with the intent of sharing all the proceeds made with their out of labor staffs.
Though the late night time present is presently on pause due to the strikes, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has already been renewed via 2026.
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