The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: next episode, guests and everything we know about the talk show

Host Jimmy Fallon sits at his desk on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Image credit: Todd Owyoung/NBC)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is NBC's late-night talk show staple featuring  Saturday Night Live alum Fallon and the house band The Roots. 

Fallon took over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno in 2014. While Leno's show taped in Los Angeles, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon eventually moved across the country to its new home in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Fallon is the show's sixth host after Leno (1992-2009, 2010-2014), Conan O'Brien (2009-2010), Johnny Carson (1962-1992), Jack Paar (1957-1962) and Steve Allen (1954-1957). 

Keep track of upcoming guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon right here. 

When is The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon?

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 pm ET/PT on NBC, with new episodes appearing the following day on Peacock. 

Is The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon new this week?

Yes, this week's episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are new.

Who is on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, May 15?

Jimmy Fallon's guests for May 15 are Will Forte; S. Epatha Merkerson, Miranda Rae Mayo, Jason Beghe; A performance from The Great Gatsby.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon guests May 13-17

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon guests and musical performances for the week of May 13-17 have been announced. Take a look:

Monday, May 13

  • Snoop Dogg
  • Jonathan Bailey
  • Michelle Wie West
  • Young Miko ft. Fied

Tuesday, May 14

  • Robert De Niro
  • Chelsea Handler
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill and YG Marley

Wednesday, May 15

  • Will Forte
  • S. Epatha Merkerson, Miranda Rae Mayo, Jason Beghe
  • A performance from The Great Gatsby

Thursday, May 16

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Peso Pluma

Friday, May 17

  • Gayle King
  • JoJo Siwa
  • Rachel Feinstein

About Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon's big breakthrough came on Saturday Night Live, where he served as a cast member from 1998 to 2004. Fallon grew up with interests in music and comedy, eventually moving to Los Angeles from his home in New York City to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. 

After joining SNL in 1998, Fallon became known as one of the co-hosts for the show's beloved Weekend Update segment. Fallon also enjoyed roles in films like Almost Famous, Fever Pitch and Taxi, in addition to cameo appearances in a wide range of movies. 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon band

The Roots are a legendary hip-hop band that was formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia. Their music features a combination of jazz and hip-hop, giving them a unique sound. 

How to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

In order to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, you'll need to be able to access your local NBC station, whether it's through a TV antenna that picks up local broadcast feeds, a traditional pay-TV cable package or a subscription to a live TV streaming service that carries NBC like FuboHulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

You can also watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon through a premium subscription to Peacock, where you'll also be able to watch the show on demand.

Clips from each show are available on YouTube, but the only way to watch full episodes is through one of the choices above. 

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer

 

Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.