Slow Jam the News: Immigration with Brian Williams [WATCH VIDEO]

By Florida Mae Acampado | 2 years ago
Slow Jam the News: Immigration with Brian Williams [WATCH VIDEO]

Nothing beats a crappy day than a good laugh all throughout the night, and for the undocumented immigrants in the U.S., this video clip from one of the most talked about shows in the country will surely make you smile until the next day.

This particular YouTube video features a clip from an episode of the late night talk show “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” In this clip, Fallon and his special guest NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams opted to slow jam the news of the not-so-recent announcement of President Barack Obama’s new executive order in immigration reform late in November last month.


Accompanied by The Roots, Fallon and Williams “broadcasted” the president’s executive order, which granted temporary legal status to five million undocumented workers in the country, as well as the Republicans’ reactions and proposed actions against the president and his mode of action.

In the video, every line announced by Williams in his serious news anchor mode is then followed by Fallon’s funny comments and additions done in a rather matter-of-factly tone. This would then be quickly followed by a musical rendition done by The Roots.

At the near end of their performance, Williams reveals the episode to be a special one, as it also gives credit to his 10-year anniversary as the anchor of the NBC Nightly News, or as Fallon called “the 16th hour of the Today show”’ as he gave his congratulations. What then followed was a seemingly heated exchange between Fallon and Williams regarding their work experiences which they later tempered down with a friendly hug.

As of December 2014, the clip was viewed nearly 400,000 times. It also has more than 7,500 likes, more than 200 dislikes and more than 650 comments. Full of humor, comedic acts and dialogues, this episode clip is definitely a video to watch out for!

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