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Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel SWAP late-night shows for hilarious April Fools' Day prank


Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel swapped places on each other’s late shows as an April Fools’ Day prank on Friday.

Fallon, 47, surprised audiences in Hollywood by filling in as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Kimmel, 54, took control of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in NYC.

According to Variety, studio audiences for both programs were not informed of the move prior to Friday’s tapings, adding to the overall surprise of the stunt.

Freaky Friday! Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel swapped places on each other's late shows as an April Fools' Day prank on Friday

Freaky Friday! Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel swapped places on each other’s late shows as an April Fools’ Day prank on Friday

In addition to the host-swapping prank, the Red Hot Chili Peppers served as musical guests for both shows.

Several videos and shots from both programs were shared to their respective Instagram accounts on Friday as well.

A photo was posted to both accounts that showed side-by-side photos of Fallon and Kimmel greeting their audiences.

The performers notably dressed the exact same way during their practical joke, with black suits, white dress shirts and black skinny ties.

Switch up: Fallon, 47, surprised audiences in Hollywood by filling in as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Kimmel, 54, took control of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in NYC

Switch up: Fallon, 47, surprised audiences in Hollywood by filling in as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Kimmel, 54, took control of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in NYC 

Warm welcome: Fallon posed for a shot with Kimmel's sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez, who made a thumbs-up gesture

Warm welcome: Fallon posed for a shot with Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez, who made a thumbs-up gesture

The younger of the two performers was also seen spending time with longtime Jimmy Kimmel Live! sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez.

Fallon eagerly posed for a photo with Guillermo, while a member of Fallon’s team, who sported a fake mustache as to resemble Guillermo, appeared beside Kimmel.

Fallon’s guest co-host for the evening was pal Justin Timberlake, who dressed up in a Boston Red Sox jersey and hat during his surprise appearance.

The performer proceeded to spray paint ‘I [heart] Matt Damon’ on Kimmel’s desk, in reference to the longstanding and light-hearted feud between the actor and the late-night show host.

Showing up: The Tonight Show's host guest for the evening was Justin Timberlake, who dressed up in a Boston Red Sox jersey and hat during his appearance

Showing up: The Tonight Show’s host guest for the evening was Justin Timberlake, who dressed up in a Boston Red Sox jersey and hat during his appearance

Up to no good: The performer proceeded to spray paint 'I [heart] Matt Damon' on Kimmel's desk

Up to no good: The performer proceeded to spray paint ‘I [heart] Matt Damon’ on Kimmel’s desk

Making the most of it: Fallon also doubled over in laughter while speaking with the singer

Making the most of it: Fallon also doubled over in laughter while speaking with the singer

Relishing the moment: The late-night show host also posed for a shot in front of the defaced desk

Relishing the moment: The late-night show host also posed for a shot in front of the defaced desk

The singer, 41, later switched into an all-black outfit before spending time with the program’s one-time host.

Fallon doubled over in laughter while speaking with the singer, before posing for a shot in front of Kimmel’s defaced desk.

Timberlake went on to perform in a skit with Rodriguez. 

The pair also read a set of tweets with the performer, and they seemed amused about what their fans had to say.

Taking names: The performer made sure to bring a name plaque for himself while guesting on his friend's show

Taking names: The performer made sure to bring a name plaque for himself while guesting on his friend’s show

Messing around: Timberlake went on to perform in a skit with Rodriguez, who appeared to be enjoying his time with the hitmaker

Messing around: Timberlake went on to perform in a skit with Rodriguez, who appeared to be enjoying his time with the hitmaker

From the public: The pair also read a set of tweets with the performer, and they seemed amused about what their fans had to say

From the public: The pair also read a set of tweets with the performer, and they seemed amused about what their fans had to say

Musical guest: Fallon then made his way to a rooftop, where the Red Hot Chili Peppers began playing one of their newest tracks

Musical guest: Fallon then made his way to a rooftop, where the Red Hot Chili Peppers began playing one of their newest tracks

Fallon then made his way to a rooftop, where the Red Hot Chili Peppers began playing one of their newest tracks.

The performance occurred shortly after the release of their newest album, Unlimited Love, which was the first with guitarist John Frusciante in 16 years. 

Chad Smith’s kick drum also featured a graphic that served as a tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Singer Anthony Kiedis notably climbed a scaffolding while performing with the rest of the group. 

Ready to go: The performance occurred shortly after the release of their newest album, Unlimited Love, which was the first with guitarist John Frusciante in 16 years

Ready to go: The performance occurred shortly after the release of their newest album, Unlimited Love, which was the first with guitarist John Frusciante in 16 years

Sending a salute: Chad Smith's kick drum also featured a graphic that served as a tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Sending a salute: Chad Smith’s kick drum also featured a graphic that served as a tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Look out below! Singer Anthony Kiedis notably climbed a scaffolding while performing with the rest of the band

Look out below! Singer Anthony Kiedis notably climbed a scaffolding while performing with the rest of the band

The Red Hot Chili Peppers later made it to the set of Kimmel’s version of The Tonight Show, where they also performed a song.

The group was introduced by the program’s guest host, and the show’s audience reacted enthusiastically to the band.

Smith’s kick drum also featured a different graphic, which paid tribute to his late friend.

Double trouble: The Red Hot Chili Peppers later made it to the set of Kimmel's version of The Tonight Show, where they also performed a song

Double trouble: The Red Hot Chili Peppers later made it to the set of Kimmel’s version of The Tonight Show, where they also performed a song

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