Recent rumors that Saugerties NY native Jimmy Fallon may be taking over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno have got people talking on both coasts! While the debate over who will replace Leno (if & when the cagey Leno decides to leave) has been going on for years, sources say that it's official: Leno's out and Fallon is in! Not only that, the entire Tonight Show is expected to begin filming in New York City rather than Los Angeles as the show changes hands (we're hearing in 2014). This is great news for both New York in general but in particular for Ulster County and Saugerties as one of our own stands poised to host the one and only Tonight Show!
A T.V. Star With Ulster County NY Roots
Jimmy Fallon has roots right here in Ulster County NY! Growing up he and his family lived in the Hudson River town of Saugerties while his Dad was working at IBM in nearby Kingston NY. A natural sense of humor had Fallon doing comedy from an early age, with one of his 1st stand-up acts taking place in Poughkeepsie NY. After college up in Albany, Fallon set out to do comedy professionally, and the rest is history! A Saturday Night Live alumni and current host of his own popular talk show, Fallon is looking to bring it full circle by not only hosting the Tonight Show, but actually bringing the entire production to New York. Such a move could mean big bucks for the Big Apple, and rumor has it the State of New York has been wooing the Tonight Show with the promise of generous tax incentives should the show decide to relocate.
Fallon's Hometown Saugerties A Great Place To Live
Fallon's hometown of Saugerties NY has become better known over the years due to its close proximity to Woodstock and Kingston as well as having a rep for hosting fun local festivals like the H.I.T.S. on the Hudson Horse Shows or the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. Real estate in Saugerties NY offers a little something for everyone. Whether it be homes for sale right on the Hudson River, more rural locations like around the Blue Mountain area, or the Village lifestyle offered by Saugerties, one is sure to find their niche here! Just off of Exit 20 on the NYS Thruway, Saugerties NY is situated by between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, just another hotspot in the Ulster County region of Upstate New York. Check out this beautifully modern yet rustic home for sale in Saugerties NY!
- UPDATE -
April 4, 2013 - As today’s Daily Freeman points out, Jimmy Fallon is an Ulster County NY native and graduate of Saugerties High School. As our readers may remember, we covered the rumors about the Tonight Show takeover with this post 12 days ago on our popular Taft Street Realty blog. It’s just another example of how Taft Street Realty has our finger on the pulse of all things Ulster County NY!