Behind the Scenes Video: Is The MY Morning Show Scripted or Rehearsed?
One of my favorite shows is 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'. I love all of the creative bits Jimmy does and makes everything look so easy. Along with his sidekick Higgins, it seems like they are laughing at each other's hijinks for the first time. It can't really be that funny after it's rehearsed, can it? Spoiler alert - The Tonight Show is a well-planned 'Scripted' show. I'm sure some stuff is the spur of the moment, but they definitely know where they are going with each joke.
You might think that Bobby and I just open the microphone and immediately the show comes together, but I can assure you a lot goes on behind the scenes. Here's a little peek...
Bobby and I share a document for a lot of our shared segments. Some bits we like to surprise each other with. Like when we do 'LOL Tri-State', We prep our jokes and then cross our fingers that we don't have the same ones! So, we do not rehearse this bit, but we know that we want to end with a big laugh.
This is my actual script. Yes, I type in all-caps, and I put the punch line in bold.
HOW DID SALLY FEEL WHEN SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH AN ELECTRITION? THEY WERE SHOCKED
MY FARMER FRIEND USED HIS STIMULUS TO BUY BABY CHICKENS – HE GOT HIS MONEY FOR NOTHING AND HIS CHICKS FOR FREE
WHY SHOULD YOU KNOCK ON THE FRIDGE BEFORE YOU OPEN IT? BECAUSE THERE COULD BE A SALAD DRESSING!
I’M REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CALENDAR…BECAUSE ITS DAYS ARE NUMBERED
DO THEY ALLOW LOUD LAUGHING IN HAWAII OR JUST A LOW HA?
WHAT DO YOU CALL A PRISONER TAKING HIS OWN MUG SHOT? A CELL-FIE
WHY DO FATHERS TAKE AN EXTRA PAIR OF SOCKS WHEN THEY GO GOLFING?" "IN CASE THEY GET A HOLE IN ONE!"
WHY COULDN'T THE TOILET PAPER CROSS THE ROAD? IT GOT STUCK IN A CRACK