Here’s the thing: the fact that Jimmy Fallon has historically been incapable of getting through most sketches without breaking character is actually one of his most endearing qualities.
Wednesday night was no exception when Fallon and “Late Night” guest Tracy Morgan performed a reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
While Jimmy played it straight, Tracy added a few of his own absurd flourishes to the classic holiday tale. Just about mid-way through Fallon began to crack and eventually broke down into a fit of giggles.
Can you blame him? Imagine trying to stay straight-faced while Tracy Morgan waxes poetic about the virtues of bowling and drinking red wine in a Posturepedic bed.