Monday night proved to be a great evening for sports-related
content on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Early in the show, the comedian enlisted Mets pitcher and
National League All-Star starter Matt Harvey to interview
hilariously oblivious baseball fans on the streets of New York City
about … Matt Harvey:
Fallon followed Harvey’s antics with a so-called “exclusive”
interview with basketball legend “Michael Jordan” played to
perfection by Kristen Wiig, who donned a knock-off Jordan jersey,
Air Jordans, baggy jeans and a loosely-secured skullcap for the
Fallon and “Jordan” also took part in a duet at the end of the
Matt Harvey’s delivery during his “man on the street” segment
was perfect, and the on-point comedic rapport between Fallon and
Wiig turned what could have been an awkward, unfunny segment into a
hysterical viral sensation.
This wasn’t Fallon’s first foray into humorous sports gags.
Previously, the Late Night host tackled the NFL Draft and Stanley
Cup Finals and with bits as funny as these, we’d probably want
him on at 11:35 p.m., too.