Jimmy Fallon sings with U2

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Injured Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon Perform Piano Duet on ‘Tonight’.

Jimmy, whose broken finger is in a cast after he recently nearly ripped it off, told the crowd: ‘I’m a big fan of Irish people who fall down and hurt themselves.’ As the audience laughed, he added: ‘So you’re like a mentor to me, brother.

Just over one week after returning to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon following a freak accident which caused him to nearly lose his finger, the 40-year-old funnyman attended U2’s concert in NYC’s Madison Square Garden, where he joined the band on stage and gave a rockin’ performance.After being photographed without his cast Wednesday, the comedian joined Bono on stage for a harmonica solo that night – a sure sign that his recovery from a serious hand injury is going smoothly. Hey, if that’s what it takes to get us on stage with Bono … we still probably wouldn’t break our fingers, but still! repost via @joeahorro “The Singer with the Broken Finger” – @JimmyFallon ‘invited’ up on stage to sing Desire with #U2 tonight in @madisonsquaregarden.

I’m happy to be a part of the club.” The funnyman then gave his best Bono impression—and even played the harmonica at the end of the song, proving he’s truly on the mend following his recent accident and subsequent surgery. When he returned to his hosting duties last week, the former Saturday Night Live funnyman revealed that he underwent a six-hours surgery and spent 10 days in the intensive care unit, predicting he’d be back to normal in eight weeks. “This is the meaning of my life, I belong in TV, and I should be talking to people who are watching in an ICU or wherever you are, at home, if anyone’s suffering at all, this is my job,” he said. “I’m here to make you laugh.”

Fallon quickly shushed and reminded him that younger kids might be watching. “Oh I didn’t see any,” Chase apologized. “I meant to say Ariana Grande videos.” Fallon again frantically waved off the remark and Chase, still not completely getting it, managed to innocently slip in one more masturbation joke for good measure. Chase, who also happens to be injured, happily obliged and the two joined forces to play “Heart and Soul,” using both of their “working hands” to play the piano.

Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Fallon and The Roots played “Desire” in their place one night, and in May, the fully healed band came onto the show and played a surprise set at the Grand Central Station subway station. Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Angelique Kidjo, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington and Mario Batali were also in the audience at last night’s MSG gig.

After graduating from college in 2001, Joshua Cohen lived in Eastern Europe for six years, writing fiction, filing overseas dispatches for The Jewish Daily Forward and generally avoiding the Web — he didn’t even have a dial-up connection. He found the Web’s unrelenting creep so unnerving that he considered going back to Europe. “I realized I didn’t have enough money to buy a ticket,” says Cohen, 34, drinking whiskey and smoking cigarettes at a bar near his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn, one recent afternoon, “and I had shipped all my stuff home on a boat.” Cohen still avoids social media, and his wariness of the Web suffuses Book of Numbers, about a failed novelist-turned-ghostwriter named Joshua Cohen who’s working on the memoirs of another Joshua Cohen, the founder of a Google-like company called Tetration. (Cohen himself worked as a ghostwriter for two Holocaust survivors.) The novel wears its postmodernism lightly. It’s a page turner about life under the veil of digital surveillance, complete with a plotline about Tetration helping the government spy on citizens. If WikiLeaks allowed citizens to see what the government was up to, Cohen reasoned, the government can also see everything we do. “It’s a law of the Internet,” Cohen says. “Transparency cuts both ways.” For the Tetration founder, who’s referred to as “Principal” by his ghostwriter, Cohen invented a frequently hilarious voice full of Web-friendly slang: “msg,” “brogrammer,” “algy” for algorithm. “I took a little piece of Jobs, took a little piece of Bezos, took a little piece of Zuckerberg,” Cohen says.

With a signature pair of thin-rimmed round glasses and a tendency to speak in numerically ordered bullet points, Cohen sometimes comes off like a particularly devout tech CEO, despite a pedigree that would suggest anything but. Cohen’s early fiction touched on creative frustration and religious conflict, as well as his dark view of the Web: In one short story, a journalist investigates the lives of his favorite porn stars, only to discover they’re somehow less real in person than onscreen.

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