Louis C.K. brought a very funny, almost perfect Jimmy Fallon story with him to The Tonight Show. I say it’s perfect because not only does it feature the typical Louis C.K. wit, it also features a bevy of comedy name dropping and a spot on Fallon impression from C.K.
It goes all the way back to the ill-fated days of The Dana Carvey Show, where C.K. was the head writer and names like Stephen Colbert and Charlie Kaufman roamed the halls. It was a weird post-SNL experience that inadvertently bridged the gap between SNL casts when Jimmy Fallon came in to audition, complete with a guitar and some troll dolls.
Louis talks about how he shook his “tight little ass” on stage while singing a song about said troll dolls, all before adding that he hated it. He hated how the ladies on staff loved Fallon, hated that he was young and talented, and just plain hated it all, actively campaigning against hiring him for the show. Dino Stamatopoulos echoed his sentiments, even threatening to quit if they hired Fallon. The rest is history.
It’s a pretty hilarious tale, even if he set off a chain of events that would thrust Jimmy Fallon into stardom. If they would’ve hired him for the show, lasted those seven, maybe eight episodes, and he very well could’ve ended up in a ditch as C.K. says at the end. Pure jealousy. Pure Louie.
(Via The Tonight Show)