There may be two Jimmys on late night, but they’re both in on the joke.
On Friday evening, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon took part in an April Fools’ Day joke that saw the dueling late night hosts swapping places, appearing on each other’s programs.
Fallon, who hosts NBC’s The Tonight Show, popped up on Kimmel’s program, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. As Fallon took Kimmel’s stage in Los Angeles, the audience cheered profusely.
“Hi, I’m Jimmy,” Fallon told the surprised crowd, laughing. “Please settle down, you’re going to offend the other Jimmy. Happy April Fools’ Day everybody. I switched places with Jimmy Kimmel. But as far as surprises you’ve seen on ABC this week, this was a distant second,” he said, referring to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, which also aired on ABC.
“It’s really strange for me to be here. I feel like someone opened a late night multiverse. Well, I hope you’re happy to see me. I’m happy to see you,” Fallon continued.