Wiig brings ‘Jordan’ to ‘Late Night’

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

gag:

Fallon and “Jordan” also took part in a duet at the end of the

interview:

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

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Stanley

Cup Finals and with bits as funny as these, we’d probably want

him on at 11:35 p.m., too.