Nobody puts the funny into food better than Jimmy Fallon. Back in March 2011, The Daily Meal crowned him "Late Night's Culinary King," and since then, the comedian continues to up the epicurean ante.
During his Late Night career, the hilarious host has invited countless culinarians and industry celebs to cook, mix cocktails, and promote their latest projects on his show. From whipping up dishes with culinary heavy hitters including Mario Batali, Giada de Laurentiis, and Bobby Flay; to hosting fierce Fried Chicken Battles, Martini Races, and Burger Cook-Offs, the funnyman has delivered highly-entertaining food moments to viewers, week after week.
Jimmy’s sharp, witty ways often have guest chefs laughing in stitches during recipe segments — turning a simple demo into an on-the-spot challenge. Some of his funniest food sketches have gone viral, becoming the latest media and internet sensations. Who can forget the “Scrambled Eggs” duet with Sir Paul McCartney or the ode to Ben & Jerry's with Ladysmith Black Mambazo?
After singing about Vermont’s finest during that now-famous musical skit, Jimmy became one of only a few pop culture icons to have a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor created in their honor. A salty-sweet treat to combat those late night munchies, his inspired “Late Night Snack” blends vanilla bean ice cream with a salted caramel swirl and fudge-covered Kettle potato chip clusters — with proceeds benefiting Fair Trade organizations.
Monday, February 17th, marks a new era for the food aficionado, as he continues his late night legacy as host of The Tonight Show. Will Jimmy keep up the comical culinary segments at his new gig? Guess we’ll have to tune in — with our appetites ready — to find out. In the meantime, check out some of Fallon’s funniest food-focused clips.