Jimmy Fallon to take over Tonight Show

CREATED Apr. 3, 2013

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Jimmy Fallon will take over the role as host of the Tonight Show, replacing Jay Leno who will depart in the spring of 2014.

“Congratulations Jimmy. I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy. If you need me, I'll be at the garage," said Leno in a statement.

“I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow," joked Fallon.

The show will move to New York, where it originated back in 1957.

The two joked about a possible change on the following video: