Jimmy Fallon Apologizes to Staff After Toxic Workplace Behavior: ‘It’s Embarrassing And I Feel So Bad’
In light of a Rolling Stone article detailing his improper conduct while working at the NBC late-night staple,
In light of a Rolling Stone article detailing his improper conduct while working at the NBC late-night staple, Jimmy Fallon issued an apology to the "Tonight Show" employees on Thursday.
Intense guilt and shame accompany all of these emotions. According to Variety's source, on a Zoom call with "Tonight" staff, Fallon apologized to his family and close friends for any shame he may have caused them. It's hard to put my finger on exactly what's causing the emotional pain I'm experiencing at the moment. In the briefing, he repeatedly emphasized his desire for the event to be entertaining, welcoming, humorous, and of the highest quality for everyone involved.
Several former members and everyone engaged in making "the television program being referred to is," claims Rolling Stone. Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night" Many people involved with the making of the NBC late-night program Fallow have spoken out about the supposedly hostile working climate that occurs there. Fallon was believed to have a habit of lashing out when under pressure, and many employees blamed the program for their declining mental health. There have been nine different people in charge of "Tonight" since Jimmy Fallon replaced Jay Leno in 2014. This high rate of attrition is suspected of being a source of the show's problems. There are many more late-night talk programs on television. Some examples are Comedy Central's The Daily Show, NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and CBS's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Showrunner turnover is lower than at other late-night talk shows.
NBC's upper management has been ordered to keep their thoughts to themselves.
According to the rumors, the show has been stable since March of last year, when Chris Miller was hired as the showrunner. Miller has extensive expertise in managing the many financial backers involved in the development of entertainment projects because of her 23 years of cooperation with Drew Barrymore and the production company Flower Films. Fallon began seeing Nancy Juvonen, who would later become his wife and Barrymore's longtime producing partner, around this time. Fallon and Nancy Juvonen have tied the knot. In Miller's early days on the program, he made it a point to highlight Fallon's skills in comedy skits, music, and impersonation while reducing the show's emphasis on overtly political jokes.
The word "no" was never spoken to Jimmy. A former employee claims that everyone there, especially the showrunners, exhibited a high degree of caution. Jimmy's unpredictable nature and propensity for allowing his emotions to cloud his judgment made it difficult to predict his actions. Take note of the frequent changes in showrunners. It's clear they didn't last very long at all.
The show's staff reportedly had a "cry room" where people could go to release pent-up emotions over the negative work environment.
Someone who used to work with Jimmy said that when Jimmy was furious, it ruined everyone's day. In the workplace, people usually abstain from making light of serious matters or cracking jokes. Due to Jimmy's heightened level of anxiety, everyone has to keep their focus on the duties at hand to avoid provoking his wrath.
A crew member said that Fallon showed indications of alcoholism during a rehearsal and couldn't recall cutting a joke from his script. It seems that he was also preoccupied by his environment. The employee said he had forgotten whether he had crossed it out on his own recently. I got the impression he'd been imbibing a bit. His actions are uninspiring and reveal his inexperience. Since the program's cancellation is a real possibility, this circumstance might have far-reaching effects.
Fallon's "Tonight Show" is now on hold due to strikes by the Writers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Film and Television Alliance.
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