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As he comes to Tampa, here's how Jimmy Fallon, the nicest guy on TV, became the new king of late night



Jimmy Fallon is the nicest guy on TV. After 15 years of acting, singing, dancing and dissolving into giggle fits live on network television, the Late Night host has become our culture's pre-eminent fanboy of fun, a guy who loves everyone, who thinks everything is awesome, who is so thrilled to watch you do that thing you do that he can't help but join in.


"I always tell people, he's as nice as you think he is," said comic Nate Bargatze, part of Fallon's "Clean Cut Comedy Tour," which hits the Tampa Theatre Oct. 16 for a sold-out show. "He's a guy that you feel is really enjoying his life and career, and I think that helps, and that's the reason people tend to like him so much, and like the show. He's truly enjoying it, and is just genuinely happy that he's made it as far as he's made it. And he's trying to have the most fun possible."

For our full story about how Jimmy Fallon's excitable goofball humor has made him the new king of late-night TV, click here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:08pm]


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