Fallon brought the stars of 'The Play That Goes Wrong' for a sketch-within-an-interview.
The Tonight Show stage on Thursday night broke out into chaos. One of Jimmy Fallon’s guests got stuck on the stage curtain, another was forced to act as a human desk to replace the one that lit up in sparks, and there was J.J. Abrams in the center of it all with his face in his hands. “I’m so sorry about this,” he said.
If the audience didn’t know this was all just a bit, it would seem like the worst interview in the history of late-night television.
Abrams produces a show that’s coming to Broadway called The Play That Goes Wrong, which is a show within a show. As the title suggests, it’s about a troupe of actors trying to put on a 1920s whodunit production as everything that could possibly go wrong does go wrong.
Writers Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, and Henry Shields joined Abrams on The Tonight Show for a sketch within an interview, channeling their Monty Python-esque antics.
After Fallon’s phone sparked, Abrams’ glass shattered, and the guest couch was shuffled around the set, they all finally sat down for an interview that lasted mere seconds. “Unfortunately, we’re out of time,” Fallon joked.
Watch the sketch above. The Play That Goes Wrong opens at The Lyceum Theatre in New York on April 2.