Jimmy Fallon + Brian Williams Slow-Jam About the Fiscal Cliff [VIDEO]
What the hell is wrong with you? But alright, fine. Enter late-night host Jimmy Fallon and ‘NBC Nightly News’ and ‘Rock Center’ anchor Brian Williams to slow-jam about the debt ceiling with an assist from the Roots.
Williams, who’s shown off his comedic chops on ‘30 Rock‘ as a liquor-fueled Katie Couric hater who trashes his dressing room every night, kept a completely straight face as Fallon fought off the giggles.
Fallon was most tripped-up during lines related to boners. For example, Obama “having a hard time getting it [the debt ceiling] up” and “Take it from my man Brilly Willy: Ain’t nothing worse than a soft Boehner … Especially when it starts leaning a little to the left.”
Other notable lyrics include: “The United States really couldn’t get any broker / Gotta liquidate its assets just like Al Roker” and “Our economy could really use a shot in the arm / It’s sounds like a job for Lance Armstrong.”
Bonus points to Williams for an amazing Salt-n-Pepa interlude. Between this, his ’30 Rock’ stint and his numerous hilarious appearances on ‘The Daily Show,’ isn’t it about time he busted out of that stuffy newsroom and got a late-night show of his own?