Students and parents alike laughed and enjoyed Jimmy Fallon as he headlined the GW Colonials Weekend presentation Saturday night. The comedian and host of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” entertained the audience with an array of media, from stand-up to music.
“I am so excited to rock out,” he said before the show. “I’m just psyched, I want to get out there and do it up.”
Before his debut, Wayne Federman, comedian, songwriter and actor on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” amused the crowd with a similar, multifaceted skit. While incorporating his piano skills, he sang songs that poked fun at artists from the modern day back to Beethoven.
When it was Fallon’s turn on stage, no topic was left unchecked: from warning parents about the dangers of Super Soaker water guns; to remixing MC Hammer songs; to convincing Wolf Blitzer, who was in the audience at the time, to sing “balls” on stage.
“I just said balls,” the CNN reporter joked afterward. “They have footballs, basketballs and many kind of balls.”
Along with his GW-tailored content, Fallon also entertained the GW community with some of his famous songs such as Idiot Boyfriend, Cougar Huntin', and Car Wash for Peace. Also on his musical agenda was a list of songs he remixed to “go green” such as Bring Your Bottles Back - a satire of Justin Timberlake’s song Sexy Back.
President Knapp, who helped sign Fallon for the event, was very impressed with the performer. “He was a talented guy and I think he really connected with the audience,” he said.