It’s an article about nothing.
Jerry Seinfeld rushed to defend fellow comic Jimmy Fallon after Rolling Stone published a story Thursday during which two present and 14 former “Tonight Show” staffers accuse the host of fostering a “poisonous office.”
Seinfeld took particular problem with two workers’ recounting of an “uncomfortable” incident throughout which Fallon, 48, allegedly publicly “scolded” a crew member who flubbed a easy process whereas taping a section with the legendary sitcom star.
The nameless whistleblowers claimed Seinfeld, 69, ordered Fallon to apologize to the employee — and that Fallon supposedly complied.
“It was very awkward, and Jerry [Seinfeld] was like, ‘You ought to apologize to him,’ nearly making an attempt to make it a joke,” one of the workers advised a reporter. “It was one of the strangest moments ever and so many individuals had been there, so it’s form of exhausting to neglect.”
Rolling Stone claimed Seinfeld’s reps didn’t reply to a number of requests for remark, however as soon as the story was printed, Seinfeld despatched them the next assertion:
“This is so silly. I bear in mind this second fairly effectively… I teased Jimmy a few flub, and all of us had a enjoyable snigger about how not often Jimmy is thrown off. It was not uncomfortable in any respect. Jimmy and I nonetheless sometimes recollect it and snigger. Idiotic twisting of occasions.”
A supply with information of “The Tonight Show” additionally advised The Post on Thursday that Rolling Stone’s model of the Seinfeld story is inaccurate.
The Post has contacted reps for Seinfeld, Fallon and NBC for remark.
A source close to the show additionally advised The Post on Thursday that the work setting has considerably shifted over time since new showrunner Chris Miller joined final May.
“He’s introduced a renewed enthusiasm and constructive vitality to the present. Chris prides himself on being obtainable to the employees and a clear chief. He’s precisely what the present wanted.”
Another producer on the present stated that Fallon is extraordinarily “engaged” with the employees and “the environment may be very completely different.
“There’s a brand new wave that got here in a 12 months and a half in the past and has simply made every thing change,” the producer stated.
The Post has previously reported about Fallon’s consuming and partying getting “out of hand” in 2015, and a bartender who served him commented, “He’s a large number.”
Page Six reported in October 2016 that top-ranking NBC execs had warned Fallon to chop again on the alcohol in concern that “he was out of control and one thing might occur whereas he’s out consuming.”