The best comedians have a knack for taking the expected and flipping it upside down with unexpected humor. You’re looking for a left hook and BAM! Right jab catches you off guard. But instead of being knocked down, you’re laughing. Because you weren’t in a fight; I was just using a metaphor.
This brings us to the pre-show video in “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
If, for some reason, you’ve never been on a theme park ride, most of them have a video before the show (hence “pre” show) to give you the low down on what to expect. We like to have fun with ours, so it’s no surprise that it didn’t escape Jimmy’s unique twist on things.
What does he do? Call up his buddies in The Roots to write a rap. Because that’s what you do when you’re Jimmy Fallon — you have fun.
Here’s a clip from the pre-show video, featuring Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Keeping you safe and keeping you in stitches.