President Obama will appear as a guest on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night (April 24) — the first time a sitting president has been booked for the Fallon show.
The unusual booking is being taken by some as a sign that Fallon’s clout in late-night is on the increase.
The president will appear on a special episode of the show that’s scheduled to be taped at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, on Tuesday. North Carolina happens to be an important state in this year’s presidential election. In addition, an appearance on a younger-skewing late-night show such as Fallon’s gives the president an opportunity to connect with a younger audience.
Also on Tuesday’s show: The Dave Matthews Band. NBC announced the booking on Friday.
NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m./11:35 p.m. central time.
President Obama last turned up on a late-night show back in October, when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” also on NBC. You can watch his appearance on “The Tonight Show” here.