Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have long faced the same challenge of hosting similar shows.
Now late night hosts have teamed up for an epic April Fools prank that Kimmel Hosting will see Tonight show And Fallon Hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Kimmel will be hosting the NBC show in New York and Fallon will be hosting the ABC show in Hollywood – a surprise for both the studio audience and the home audience.
Other surprises are expected, when the Red Hot Chili Papers, whose new album, Unlimited Profits – the band’s first in 16 years with guitarist John Fruient – is out today, is a music guest on both shows.
It highlights the friendship between late night hosts, who have historically enjoyed the same level of friendship (see the battle between Jay Leno and David Letterman and Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien).
Last year, Kimmel joked about her own version of the late night battle with pizza. The comedian denounced the former SNL star for trying to make his own pizza, calling Fallon’s rolling use “offensive.”
The pair have been battling their own ratings for the past two years, and Kimmel topped last season for the first time in his Shore history. Both are behind Late show with Stephen Colbert.