Jimmy Fallon to release first comedy album since terrible 2002 album

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Two years before Jimmy Fallon exited Saturday Night Live, just as he was building steam as a standout sketch player (and the one SNL cast member who laughed during sketches even when he didn’t need to), he released his first comedy album. Strike while the iron is hot, right? It was called The Bathroom Wall, a combination of stand-up, celebrity impressions and funny songs. It was terrible. It was as if he took all the worst aspects of Adam Sandler and laid them all out for repeated listens.

A lot of time has passed and Fallon, due to his position as a respected late-night host since 2009, has become known as a great performer and comedian. Of course, he’s got a lot of excellent writers behind him each week. And so now Fallon announced that he’s working on a new album, set for release next summer. The formula will be similar to his first effort– lots of parodies and songs. However, some of these bits have already been proven hits since parts of the album will feature songs he’s preformed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Previously unreleased content from the show will also find its way on the album, which is being released by Warner Music Nashville, the folks that have brought us albums from Lisa Lampanelli, Katt Williams, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy.

Additional details aren’t available now, but I can’t imagine this thing isn’t going to contain at least half a dozen celebrity guests, starting with Justin Timberlake and Stephen Colbert. “Having a new album coming out soon on Warner Bros. means so much to me,” Fallon said. “Mostly, it means I should probably start writing some songs.”

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