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Jimmy’s Daily Planet is a big fan of Jimmy Fallon as host of The Tonight Show and from his days on SNL. Sadly, this post is not highlighting his comedic prowess, but one of sadness for the late-night comic.

As you’ve likely heard, Jimmy Fallon’s mom died. Heartbreaking news. He rightly took time off to try to deal with unimaginable pain. And returning last night to the famed desk of The Tonight Show, how was he going to address his personal tragedy after a week away from the show?

Along with Jimmy Fallon’s incredible talent as an entertainer, one of the reasons why he’s so favored is because, in many ways, he’s just like all of us. I don’t mean “he goes to pick up dry cleaning” just like us, but he seems more like of our funny older brother or buddy. Some late-night hosts just have that familial personality. Viewers across the country relate to his sense of humor, occasional shout-outs to his family on The Tonight Show and overall good-natured, goofy and positive attitude.

That being said, there are no words to introduce the following video.

And when Jimmy Fallon needed it most, friend Taylor Swift sang a song with a special lyrical addition…

It can be hard to console a friend after someone close to them dies. What do you say? When do you say something? It’s difficult. However, the most important thing is to let your friend know you’re there for them. When the time is right, even a small gesture like Taylor’s heartfelt lyric can make a profound difference to someone experiencing a tragedy.

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Mark Z. Has Sent You a Friend Request

To enjoy the simpler things in life, one friend at a time…

Technology, regardless of its wireless capabilities, is tethered to us in ways that far exceed any normally perceived relationship between person and machine. This seemingly unrivaled dedication extends for all hours of the day and night, all occasions and all cognitive curiosities. Much like the glow of a smartphone, tablet or computer, technology’s light burns ever-so-brightly as it becomes a legitimate chore to resist its attractive intrigue and promise of brand new information through the evolving medium of social media.

Unless your name is Andy Samberg, apparently.

Helping someone out with settings on a computer is like helping someone move:

A true friend.

Jimmy and Justin’s Sketch is IN SYNC

What do you call a “Throwback Thursday” from 1993 at a campsite with a (“future,” in quotes) pop superstar, a late night talk show host, a special guest and a sketch comedy aficionado?

Words cannot describe this bromance for the ages. But this popular Tonight Show sketch tries its best.

There’s something really great about sleepaway camp in the summertime when you’re around twelve years old…with a beard. And if you have some spare time, think of a favorite childhood memory and then recall the particular clothing style, lingo and musical hits.

Then write call email text tweet at Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Billy Crystal and Keegan-Michael Key.

Don’t worry if you tweet late at night because, odds are, they’ll be awake.

Seinfeld’s Comedy is Never in the Gutter (Because of Practice)

What’s the difference between the 20th century and the 21st century?

One of the distinctions has been the significant bump in protection. But what kind of protection?

Let’s ask the brilliantly astute Jerry Seinfeld on this “Throwback Thursday” to re-discover a form of parenthood through an unforgiving style of bowling from the past. Plus, Jerry Seinfeld delivers a 100% battery life-rated synopsis of humans and their real relationships with their smartphones.

It’s something great when you can laugh at a joke and react with the expression, “no joke.” The notion of truth in comedy (book title by Charna Halpern) is expertly proven by Jerry Seinfeld in the video clip above, particularly regarding his supreme punchline for the smartphone battery life.

I bet you’re wondering where your charger is right now…

The legendary stand-up comic has a reputation for talking about nothing; turns out he knows a lot about everything.

And that’s the truth.