19 Times Jimmy Fallon Laughed At Nothing

19 Times Jimmy Fallon Laughed At Nothing


On SNL, Jimmy Fallon was known for his charming and captivating ability to draw people into his sketches. His personality was infectious. And so was his laugh. Breaking character had somewhat become his forte.

Fallon’s popularity scored him a few movies and even a talk show with Late Night on NBC and then eventually with The Tonight Show on the same network. He brought his innovative ideas and jokes over to the show. His comedic nature and improv made him a fan favorite late-night host.

However, some critics, and even fans, can agree that Fallon can oversell a laugh. Some might say that he’s constantly laughing a little too hard at jokes that aren’t even that funny.

For proof, here are 19 times where Fallon laughed to hide something that wasn’t funny.

1.

Jimmy Fallon Interviews Jason Statham

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Jason Statham stopped by The Tonight Show to promote his movie, The Expendables 3. Statham talks about the time he almost drowned on set, and although he can look back at that time and laugh now, the interview showed a couple of cringe moments where Fallon laughed at just about everything the actor was saying about the experience. 

2.

Cardi B on The Tonight Show

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Cardi B made her Tonight Show debut in 2017, and the interview definitely had some interesting moments from the “Bodak Yellow” rapper. Overall, the interview was entertaining with its fair share of awkward moments, and the late-night host tried to squeeze in a few laughs.  

3.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Bizarre Interview

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Jimmy Fallon tried to play a game with Joaquin where he has to guess a fact about the actor out of three options that he is given. Joaquin tries to go along with it while Fallon does his best by making jokes and laughing throughout the game.  

4.

Michael Cera’s Backstage Incident with Jimmy Fallon

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Fallon and Cera acted like they had a backstage incident. The whole interview is leading up to what happens, but the joke doesn’t fall as gracefully. 

5.

Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Kidman’s Infamous Love Story

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As Nicole is telling her point of view of what she thought was a date with Fallon, the host is slowly piecing together everything, and it leads to some awkward laughs. 

6.

Maisie Williams’s Game of Thrones Spoiler

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Maisie revealed a Game of Thrones spoiler as an April Fool’s prank, and her acting was amazing in the joke setup, but the prank itself seemed a little too obvious. Fallon found this to be way too funny. 

7.

Gordon Ramsay Fills Up the Swear Jar

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In an obvious attempt to get Ramsay to swear, Fallon’s jokes and laughter didn’t make this interview too entertaining. 

8.

Jimmy Fallon Talks About THAT Jack Harlow Interview

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Emma Chamberlain hosted the Met Gala red carpet and scored an awkward interview with Jack Harlow. For a topic that a lot of people were invested in, Fallon’s laughs interrupted the whole storytelling. 

9.

Jimmy Fallon’s Riveting Interview with Dakota Johnson

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A lot of people seemed to be invested in Dakota Johnson’s gap between her two front teeth. Once Johnson got rid of the gap, it made for a great conversation starter. Fallon tried to make the story seem more entertaining than it is by laughing after every witty thing Johnson said. 

11.

Jimmy Fallon Interviews Liam Neeson

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As Liam Neeson starts to tell a story, Fallon starts to impersonate an Italian guy to make the story seem more lively, but it came off as a really random interjection. 

12.

Kendall Jenner Playing Basketball with Devin Booker

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Kendall Jenner shares a story of the time she and Devin Booker’s competitive game of basketball led to a minor injury. Fallon excessively laughed through it all. 

13.

Jimmy Fallon with TikTok star Charli D’Amelio

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TikTok is something that not a lot of people can get into. With its controversy and social influence, TikTok stars have made a name for themselves. Fallon’s interview with D’Amelio didn’t offer up anything special on exactly why these TikTok stars are in the spotlight. Fallon does his best to keep the interview entertaining by laughing at every topic of conversation, but there was nothing to see here. 

15.

Jimmy Fallon Interviews Anne Hathaway

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Fallon’s over-the-top laughter and over-expressive hand gestures are what is remembered from this interview. 

19.

Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Fallon Love SkyMall

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The whole conversation about SkyMall didn’t hit the laugh button, but Fallon seemed really excited about the shopping catalog. 

Although Jimmy Fallon can go overboard with his laugh, he is still one of the most beloved late-night hosts around! His laughter can be infectious, and he does his best to put a smile on people’s faces, so how can you fault him for that?

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