A romantic wedding between celebrity couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel last October was made memorable not because of the exotic location in Italy or the food and drink. Instead it was a certain heckler who left a lasting impression.
The famed singer said it was none other than “Late Night” talk show host Jimmy Fallon who disrupted Timberlake’s wedding speech.
In an essay about Fallon, who was honored as one of Time’s 100 most influential people, Timberlake writes, “Picture this: I’m in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride. You could hear a pin drop. I paused for just a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter.”
Was he mad?
“Interrupting the groom’s speech at the wedding reception? Cracking jokes when your buddy is looking desperately for the words to say that he hopes his wife will remember forever? It turned into a moment that everyone there will remember forever. Anyone else would have bombed on that stage. And then I would have kicked their ass,” he continued. “But this was Jimmy Fallon.”
Of course, the Timberlake and Fallon share a history together, having gone viral with their “History of Rap” performances, and Timberlake took over Fallon’s show for a week just last month.
“He’s a brilliant comedian. A talented musician. A spot-on impersonator,” Timberlake stated. “Jimmy has redefined and recharged late-night television with a genuine excitement and energy that gets under your skin.”