Jimmy Fallon to Jay Leno: ‘I hope I make you proud’

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Jay Leno and his “Tonight Show” successor Jimmy Fallon sit down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview. “I really admire him as a comic,” Leno says of Fallon.

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'SNL' head writer to join Cecily Strong as 'Weekend Update' co-anchor

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This just in: There’s a new face behind the “Weekend Update” desk at “Saturday Night Live.” Head writer Colin Jost will take a seat next to Cecily Strong come March 1, NBC confirms.

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Fallon and Meyers ready to take over Late Night

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When Jimmy Fallon becomes the eighth host of NBC’s venerable “Tonight Show,” the show’s title will drop the current “with” and add a “starring” to officially become “Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon.” It’s the first time since Johnny Carson retired that a successor has included the word “starring” in the title.

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'SNL' casts first black female comic in 6 years

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Sasheer Zamata, an alum of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and an online comic, will join the cast of “Saturday Night Live” on Jan. 18, NBC announced Monday. 

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Seth Meyers named as ‘Late Night’ host

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“Saturday Night Live” star and head writer Seth Meyers has his next gig set: the host of NBC’s “Late Night.” The comedian will be taking over the job from current host Jimmy Fallon, whom NBC last month named to succeed Jay Leno as “Tonight Show” host in 2014.

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'We know lots of things that we shouldn't know': Kids, parents talk shooting

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — It’s not a conversation parents expect they’ll have with their kids: But Shari and Andrew Paley were doing just that, talking with their identical twins, Ben and Ethan, about the shooting at their school that left 20 of their fellow students dead. 

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Saturday Night Live pays tribute to Newtown, Conn. victims

A powerful cold open from Saturday Night Live last night featured the New York Children’s Chorus singing “Silent Night” to pay tribute to the victims in Newtown, Conn.

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Concert to help Sandy victims raises nearly $23 million, Red Cross and NBCUniversal say

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A live televised concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy brought in nearly $23 million, the American Red Cross and NBCUniversal said Saturday.

The Red Cross said website and phone traffic exceeded that of telethons supporting the charity over the previous five years.

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Stars perform to help Hurricane Sandy victims

New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi joined Sting, Christina Aguilera and other music stars on Friday in a televised benefit concert to raise funds for victims of Sandy, the giant storm that killed more than 100 and devastated large sections of the U.S. Northeast.

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TONIGHT at 8/7c: A benefit telethon to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy

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Our hearts are with those affected by the storm. Help make a difference and join us for our benefit telethon on NBC or live-streaming on NBC.com.

Learn more about how you can help support The American Red Cross relief efforts.

NBC networks to host benefit concert for Sandy victims

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If you’ve been watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy and wondering how to help, you’ll have a chance to pitch in on Friday. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” a benefit concert to aid victims of the storm that devastated the Northeast, will air at 8 p.m. ET on the networks of NBC Universal. 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Christina Aguilera and Billy Joel will perform, Matt Lauer will host, and money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts.

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