Jimmy Fallon & Magic Kisses
|"There is a power in kissing."|
"Jimmy is a huge fan of your work."
Last week I received an email from "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" asking me if I would like to be on the show in a few weeks. Apparently Jimmy Fallon had brought me up in one of their meetings and wanted me on the show. I was blown away. I love Jimmy Fallon and now he wanted me on his live show. I responded immediately and began to free up my schedule in the upcoming weeks. Something must have changed because the next day I got a call from the show and they asked, "How about this Friday?" I couldn't believe it. I was going to New York!
For the trip I decided to take my friend Nate from the Mistletoe Kissing prank. He had been with me since the beginning and I didn't want to go to New York by myself. The late night show had someone pick us up from the airport and put us in a hotel right in front of Rockefeller Plaza. Before getting some shut eye, Nate and I walked around Times Square and took in the city life.
The next morning we spent exploring New York because we didn't have to be in the studio until 3:30 P.M. Before the show, I wanted to practice my magic but in New York this proved to be difficult. In Utah, people are always excited to see a magic trick. In New York, People there don't like getting stopped on the street. The only way I could get people to stop was by saying, "I'm going to be on Jimmy Fallon doing magic, you want to see one of my tricks?"
"I'm saving some of this food for the plane!"
At 3:30, Nate and I entered the "Late NIght With Jimmy Fallon" studio. They took us to the dressing room and explained how things were going to happen. Then we had a run through on stage. Not once did the producers try to script my performance or change it in anyway. All they suggested was for me to incorporate Jimmy Fallon in my trick.
|Nate in the dressing room.|
Then we hung out in the dressing room until it was my time. The staff told us we could eat anything in the dressing room. Nate took that a little literal. He was eating everything he could and then he started putting food in his pocket. "I'm saving some of this food for the plane!"
Jimmy Fallon, the Johnny Carson of our times.
At 5:45 P.M. make up came in to do a few touch ups and by 6:00 P.M. I was on stage ready to go. Right before it went live, I met Jimmy Fallon for the first time. He shook my hand and said, "Thanks for coming, I am a huge fan." Then we went live. A lot of times when I am introduced on television shows, people get information wrong. They may mix the number of subscribers I have with number of Facebook fans or the number of views on one of my videos is over-exaggerated. All the information Fallon gave was correct and up-to-date. Once the trick was over, the show went to commercial and Fallon chatted with me a bit. He then let me sit on the couch with him while the band played.
In the dressing room after the show, the writers came in to congratulate me and let me know they were huge fans of my videos. I was blown away. These were writers for a national broadcasted late night show telling me they were fans. That was one of the biggest highlights of that night.
|Thank you note from Jimmy Fallon|
The take away from the weekend: Jimmy Fallon and his crew are phenomenal! They were nice to Nate and I from start to finish. They made sure we were taken care of and always treated us with the upmost respect. Now that I met Jimmy Fallon, I can say without hesitation that he is the Johnny Carson of our times. He was classy. Fallon gave me the show for those few minutes. He let me perform my trick and for a moment he was a spectator. There are not many people who would do that. It reminded me of when Johnny Carson brought on special guests on his show. For those few minutes his guests were the stars. I'm looking forward to watching Jimmy Fallon's career grow as he takes Jay Leno's spot.
Fans: without you, none of this would be possible.
I want to give a special thanks to all of my fans who watched my video. If it was not for your interest and support, I would never have been able to be on Jimmy Fallon's show. I am so thankful for the support of all of you! I have been able to pursue my dream of creating videos thanks to you. I can never forget you. I hope I can continue to make content you will love. Thank you.
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Thanks again fans!