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Jimmy Fallon apologizes to ‘Tonight Show’ staff following report on ‘erratic behavior,’ ‘toxic workplace’

“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon has reportedly apologized to his staff following a bombshell report about allegations of his “erratic behavior” creating a “toxic workplace.”

“It’s embarrassing, and I feel so bad,” Fallon said, according to two employees who were on the Zoom call Thursday evening, per Rolling Stone. “Sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and friends… I feel so bad I can’t even tell you.”

The anonymous staffers told Rolling Stone Fallon said he did not intend to “create that type of atmosphere for the show.” 

They said Fallon, who led the Zoom meeting alongside “Tonight Show” showrunner Chris Miller, “felt pretty earnest” with his apology. Fallon also reportedly acknowledged the showrunner turnover their show has had in recent years, stressing Miller is a “great leader” and won’t be going anywhere. 

Two staffers recalled an incident where Fallon scolded a crew member handling cue cards in front of comedian Jerry Seinfeld during a taping of the show and how Seinfeld told Fallon to apologize to the cue card handler, which Fallon allegedly did. According to the report, it was an “uncomfortable moment.”

A spokesperson for NBC said in a statement to Rolling Stone, “We are incredibly proud of The Tonight Show, and providing a respectful working environment is a top priority. As in any workplace, we have had employees raise issues; those have been investigated and action has been taken where appropriate. As is always the case, we encourage employees who feel they have experienced or observed behavior inconsistent with our policies to report their concerns so that we may address them accordingly.”

NBC did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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FOX News’ Nikolas Lanum contributed to this report.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @JosephWulfsohn.


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