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The host: Jimmy Fallon moderates the Emmys

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Jimmy who? Those who are not very familiar with the American comedy scene do not necessarily have to know it: Jimmy Fallon, this year's Emmy presenter, is anything but a stranger in the USA.

by Thomas Lückerath on 08.08.2010 - 8:11 pm
The year 2010 could almost have been another turning point in his career. Jimmy Fallon already has experience with this, because the 35-year-old host of this year's awards ceremony has already had ups and downs in his career. For years he was, as it is often called in the USA, "famous for beeing famous". But the fact that he refrained from embarrassing misconduct and bravely persevered earned him his own LateNight show on NBC.

What was considered a crisis-proof dream job until a year ago almost dragged him into the mud battle between Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno and NBC. But he survived the critical weeks with almost no scratches and was announced by his broadcaster on May 4th as the presenter of this year's awards ceremony. Just shortly before the abyss, suddenly the first choice of the station, which, by the way, also started his TV career. From 1998 to 2004 he was part of the team for the legendary NBC comedy show "Saturday Night Live", the role model for "RTL Saturday Night" from the 1990s.

The comedy show made Fallon a star. But the idea of ​​using the popularity he had gained for movies, turned out to be unsuccessful after he left "Saturday Night Live". He had made a few films before, but never made the big break in Hollywood. As a comedian, he appeared here and there in the years to come. But it wasn't until April 24, 2008 that his career found solid ground again: He returned to NBC, signed a multi-year contract and was introduced a few weeks later as the successor to Conan O'Brien on NBC's "Late Night".

Tragically, Fallon left NBC when it was # 1 on American television networks. When he returned, NBC had fallen deep and, by the way, is also one of the major channels with the fewest nominations at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards. And that in the year in which you are the host yourself. It will be interesting to see to what extent Jimmy Fallon will bring this up and how sharply he will go to court with his own station. NBC offers enough attack surface - and being able to laugh at yourself too, Fallon had to learn.
The host: Jimmy Fallon moderates the Emmys
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