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Jimmy Fallon and other late night hosts weigh in on ending the actors’ strike: ‘Get back to work’ in Hollywood

The end of actors strike is the talk of the town, and late night is no exception.

“Thank you for joining us for this Back to Work Day here in Hollywood,” Jimmy Kimmel said during his opening monologue. “Where most of the film and television industry has been at a standstill, at a standstill since May.”

He continues: “The writers’ strike began in May. But the actors’ strike is finally over. Many people were affected. Hallmark Channel immediately began filming its 1,200 Christmas movies this morning. A member of the negotiating committee said there were “tears of elation and joy” in the room after the deal was approved, and it only took them a few takes. It was very realistic.

All joking aside, Kimmel concluded, “Finally, actors can go back to their real jobs…that is…playing people with real jobs.” »

SAG-AFTRA and the studios finally reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday, reinvigorating Hollywood after a historically long work stoppage. Judd Apatow and Sarah Silverman got to talk about the 118-day effort during Thursday’s episode of The daily show.

Naturally, Silverman was curious about what Apatow had been up to since the writers went on strike in May.

“I was exercising and eating, and then I decided to eat and not exercise,” said Apatow, who was on the show to promote his latest film. Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain, joked. “I want to take Ozempic, and I want to take it and prove that you can make weight with it.”

He added that he also spent a lot of his time watching shows he hadn’t had a chance to catch up on. “And then I said to myself: “This is all terrible. We don’t deserve a raise.

“Look, you directors took the first thing thrown at you. It’s not my problem,” retorted Silverman, attacking the rapid agreement concluded by the DGA with the AMPTP.

Apatow responded jokingly, “That’s all we deserve.” »

Jimmy Fallon also addressed the strike in his own monologue during Tonight’s show, joking that his Friday guest list was changed to “everyone.” His monologue was then interrupted by the stars of Please don’t destroyBen Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy — who were on the show a few days ago, but they didn’t get to talk about their new film.

After hijacking the monologue to make more than a few mentions about the film (did you know it’s coming out November 17 on Peacock?!), Fallon returned to his usual banter.

“When the actors found out a deal had been made, they screamed, laughed, cried, then said, ‘I do accents too,'” he said. “Seriously, the actors are coming back just in time. I’m not sure the world can handle another reality TV show.

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