Kevin James and Jimmy Fallon Compete to See Who Falls Over Better on The Tonight Show

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Kevin James and Jimmy Fallon Compete to See Who Falls Over Better on The Tonight Show

Every comedian flops from time to time, but Kevin James and Jimmy Fallon did so literally (and intentionally) during a pratfall contest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

While appearing as a guest on the show, James agreed to compete against Fallon for best pratfall and take turns doing their top tumbles in a variety of categories. The duo went head to head tripping up and down the stairs, struggling to refill a water cooler and spilling red wine and spaghetti and meatballs over diners dressed in white attire. Fallon’s announcer Steve Higgins moderated the competition and the show’s band The Roots rated each fall.

Each comedian brought his A-game. The Tonight Show host did a somersault after rolling down the stairs in the first round, which James called a “strong finish.” The King of Queens star also broke the handle off of the water cooler after wrestling with it in the second round. 

“That is unbelievable what just went down,” Fallon said after watching his guest’s performance. He responded by chugging the water in the cooler when it was his turn.

Both funny men had a strong finish and ended up breaking tables while falling during their service of spaghetti and meatballs.

Still, it was James who ended up being the winner. The Kevin Can Wait actor got on his knees, held his winning trophy in the air and yelled “I love you, mom!” in celebration of his victory.

The rest of James’ time on the show seemed less painful. During his interview with Fallon, James talked about his family’s trip to Montauk and the interpretive dance he and his Kevin Can Wait co-star Leah Remini performed during a Billy Joel concert.

Watch the video to see the full competition.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family).

Published at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:15:00 +0000

President Donald Trump “Saddened” by 2017 Emmy Award Ratings

President Donald Trump has a few things to say about this year’s Emmy Awards. 

The Commander-in-Chief and former reality star was a major topic throughout the annual show Sunday night. However, it was not until late Tuesday that he offered his own frank remarks on the main event. Expectedly, he was concerned about the show’s ratings. 

“I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever,” the president tweeted. “Smartest people of them all are the ‘DEPLORABLES.'”

Host Stephen Colbert predicted during his opening monologue that the president would be concerned with the evening’s metrics. “What really matters to Donald Trump is ratings,” he commented during the broadcast. “You’ve got to have the big numbers. And I certainly hope we achieved that tonight.”

Even former Press Secretary Sean Spicer‘s surprise cameo featured a quip about the audience size, similar to his long-taunted claim about the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration. 

As Spicer declared at a podium on stage, obviously poking fun at himself, “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period.”

Spicer’s prediction did not come true, however. 11.4 million viewers tuned in this year, as compared to last year’s 11.3 million, the show’s all-time low. 

While Trump never won an Emmy Award for his television work, Alec Baldwin, a winner Sunday night for his performances on SNL as Trump, celebrated the statue in the president’s honor. 

As he said at the start of his acceptance speech, “I suppose I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.”

Published at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:04:00 +0000