Slow Jam The News with Brian Williams: Debt Ceiling (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

  • Published on Jan 29, 2013
  • Jimmy invites The Roots and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams to slow jam the ongoing debt ceiling saga in Washington.
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    Slow Jam The News: Debt Ceiling (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
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Comments • 320

  • Abhar Bhattarai
    Abhar Bhattarai 7 months ago

    3:35 is sooooo goooooodddd XD XD.

  • Mo-Mutt Music
    Mo-Mutt Music 8 months ago

    The news needs a few more slam jams by Jimmy and the Roots. Shawn R., Mo-Mutt Music

  • crazyoldman
    crazyoldman 9 months ago

    haha Tarik couldn't stop laughing

  • 이명후
    이명후 Year ago

    Dove e mi Katz

  • 이명후
    이명후 Year ago

    Shin Dong yeop

  • 이명후
    이명후 Year ago

    agency procurator

  • Regina Fela Adu
    Regina Fela Adu Year ago

    Jimmy is hot af

  • GadgetMsGadget
    GadgetMsGadget Year ago

    "How was third grade, Jimmy?" LOLOLOLOLOL

  • GadgetMsGadget
    GadgetMsGadget Year ago

    "Whippin' out his Hancock" LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Lenny
    Lenny 2 years ago

    what is the background singer singing after "the united states really couldn't get any broker..."

    • Wakkoz
      Wakkoz 2 years ago

      Koala Spielt
      " gotta liquidate its assets just like Al Brocker( I don't know how his name is spelled)

  • FHME 13
    FHME 13 2 years ago +15

    I want my teacher to slow jam the teaching

  • sawlow2
    sawlow2 2 years ago +1

    Need more of these

  • Jin
    Jin 3 years ago +2

    lol Honey Bri-Bri XD

  • Jin
    Jin 3 years ago

    never seen this DX

  • Johnny Qua
    Johnny Qua 3 years ago +1

    Brian Williams grin at the end... Superb trolling

    • Ooh Bar
      Ooh Bar 3 years ago

      love it

  • akimojo
    akimojo 3 years ago +7

    I want more slow jam the news with brian Williams!!!

  • Seth Kohn
    Seth Kohn 4 years ago

    Brian is the man!!!

  • Richard Harrold
    Richard Harrold 4 years ago +2

    Of course, Brian Williams is uniquely qualified to comment on these negotiations. We know. He was there! =P

  • Anycris scabbia
    Anycris scabbia 4 years ago

    bryan´s face priceless

  • imdmusic2012
    imdmusic2012 4 years ago +5

    I wonder if they will slow jam the news about honey bri bri getting suspended without pay for 6 months?

  • Nicole Amato
    Nicole Amato 4 years ago

    Is it just me that finds Brian Williams hot ?

  • Julian Fullwiley
    Julian Fullwiley 4 years ago +11

    I think Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon make the dynamic duo.

  • Marcee Hammang
    Marcee Hammang 4 years ago

    Love it!!!

  • Treasure Jackson
    Treasure Jackson 4 years ago

    I am in love with jimmy,Conan, and now Brian Williams is the cuteness ever going to end....then here comes jay Leno in my recommendation section

  • OnCloudNine62
    OnCloudNine62 4 years ago +1

    OMG! I laughed so hard!

  • Liu Bin
    Liu Bin 4 years ago

    Best rapper in NBC history

  • Gik
    Gik 4 years ago

    Aaaaaah the roooooots !!!!!

  • Mae Heins
    Mae Heins 4 years ago +40

    Can the news be like this every night? that'd be great

  • SugeBradley
    SugeBradley 4 years ago

    yo jimmy be exposing these square ass public personalities to some flavor!!!

  • Lavwren Beeh
    Lavwren Beeh 4 years ago +1

    Brilly Willy! Ha ha ha!

  • shawkahi
    shawkahi 4 years ago

    One of the best Slow Jams w/B Willie was about Greece going bankrupt but I can't find it anywhere.

  • Kelli Champagne
    Kelli Champagne 4 years ago

    BEST SKIT EVER...loved it!

  • The Video
    The Video 4 years ago +1

    This is how the news should always be reported

  • Halifax Steppenwulf
    Halifax Steppenwulf 4 years ago +1

    God I love watching Brian Williams on the news.

  • さんトム
    さんトム 4 years ago


  • Dakota Bryant
    Dakota Bryant 4 years ago +4


  • MrDrLtDtShibby
    MrDrLtDtShibby 4 years ago

    Fallon got me weak xD

  • Nicolas Cato Strode
    Nicolas Cato Strode 4 years ago +2

    I want all my world news in this form!

  • TheDONPZ
    TheDONPZ 4 years ago


  • Stonehawk
    Stonehawk 4 years ago +2

    I laughed so hard I cried. I am afraid of watching it again because it was so perfect the first time.

  • ALV524
    ALV524 4 years ago

  • Federigo de la zion
    Federigo de la zion 4 years ago +2

    brian is so gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  • wms278
    wms278 4 years ago +1

    Omgosh!!! That's hilarious!!

  • Miss Jennifer Banks
    Miss Jennifer Banks 4 years ago +54

    Honey Bry Bry: *"Push it REAL good!"*

    • GBXS
      GBXS 4 years ago

      It seems like you really *love* public transport.

  • Richard Kerschner
    Richard Kerschner 4 years ago +2

    Whats incredible is how Brian WIlliams can keep a straight face lol

  • mary love
    mary love 4 years ago +1

    Nothin' worse than a soft Boehner. Tee Hee.

  • nuri k
    nuri k 4 years ago

    Been a Roots fan since forever, without knowing that Black Thought held such a dope voice and singing talents in in his inventory. He could've got big in singing instead if he'd wanted, here he sounds better than 90% of current RnB stars.

  • Jason Chambers
    Jason Chambers 4 years ago +1

    I love the Push It part at 3:25

  • edo j
    edo j 4 years ago


  • Stimulator7
    Stimulator7 4 years ago

    omg this is insane

  • WyrdDarcnyzz
    WyrdDarcnyzz 4 years ago +8

    The reactions of Brian and Tariq when they're in the background are the best.

  • babygirl
    babygirl 4 years ago +1


  • Lily D
    Lily D 4 years ago +16

    "How was 3rd grade, Jimmy?"

    • Hiei2k7
      Hiei2k7 4 years ago +10


  • Katrina Townsend
    Katrina Townsend 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh this is soooo funny!!!!

  • 21kaligirl
    21kaligirl 4 years ago +29

    Brian Williams is so hot!!

    • Tina Ho
      Tina Ho 2 years ago

      Can't argue with that...

    • Lina
      Lina 4 years ago +6


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  • ex59neo53
    ex59neo53 4 years ago

    The Roots are really a great band :)

  • str8shoota82
    str8shoota82 4 years ago

    Go Bri Weezy!

  • queetdog
    queetdog 4 years ago

    Brian Williams (or should I say, "Bri-Wi") ROCKS!!!!! I love seeing this funny side to him. He really is great sport to do this and connect with the younger audiences in this fun way - and yet he still manages to keep it classy!

  • Lydia Brattin
    Lydia Brattin 4 years ago +2

    I first heard this on an airplane ride to France this year on "Blow Your Pants Off."
    Laughed my head off at Brian singing to "Push It!" Couldn't believe how FUNNY it was!

  • Jay Mitchell
    Jay Mitchell 4 years ago

    Dick Durbin is not really the Majority Leader....he's the WHIP, but that's ok! Bri Wi is brilliant!

  • SKiTZ
    SKiTZ 4 years ago +3

    dat camera angle ;)

  • MrDJCoulton
    MrDJCoulton 5 years ago

    House of Rap-resentitive?

  • Eco419
    Eco419 5 years ago +1

    so smooth

  • Tom Lv
    Tom Lv 5 years ago

    For a sec i thought Brian Williams was going to rap

  • WaybackTECH
    WaybackTECH 5 years ago

    Brian Williams is trying so hard to keep a straight face lol

    SANDSCORCHER 5 years ago +1


  • Dita Maulida Utomo
    Dita Maulida Utomo 5 years ago +1

    - Tarik's trying to hold his laughter throughout the skit :D
    - Questlove's deadpan face when drumming :D
    - Brian Williams' face when Jimmy calls him 'Brilly Willy' :D
    - All that pun about soft wiener and it being leaning to the left .. :D :D
    - "Fifty shades of Brian Williams!" :D
    - "Push it real good!" :D
    Best Slow Jam The News so far! Loving this!

  • Derpy Cake8
    Derpy Cake8 5 years ago +6

    that was epic who knew news could be sexy

  • Ally Dones
    Ally Dones 5 years ago +1

    He needs to have Brian Williams on the show more often omggggg.

  • Mike Wish
    Mike Wish 5 years ago +3

    Brian Williams keeps his dignity intact and then some !

  • Colleen Jacks
    Colleen Jacks 5 years ago +1

    Hahahaha! I love Brian William almost as much as I love Jimmy Fallon!

  • IrishEyes1989
    IrishEyes1989 5 years ago +16

    This is beyond brilliant!! Love Jimmy and Honey Bri-Bri lmao ;)

  • Shawn Baird O'Reilly
    Shawn Baird O'Reilly 5 years ago +1

    B Dubs did a really good job here. I'm impressed.

  • GhostSpectre
    GhostSpectre 5 years ago

    "Senate mijority"?

  • Christopher Chi
    Christopher Chi 5 years ago +1

    surprised to learn that bri dubs actually has a sense of humor haha

  • JV Public Relations NY
    JV Public Relations NY 5 years ago +1

    love Brian's face as he takes in the music as Jimmy raps.

  • MechaJoezilla
    MechaJoezilla 5 years ago

    I've lost it when Brian sang "Push it real good!" Classic

  • Deborah Pierre
    Deborah Pierre 5 years ago +1

    Brian Williams really made this enjoyable.
    this is too hilarious!!!

  • Arjun Salla
    Arjun Salla 5 years ago


  • Scarlett LaFroth
    Scarlett LaFroth 5 years ago +1

    OMG!!! This totally had me busting a gut!!!! And I love Brain's facial expressions!

  • Jasonkev
    Jasonkev 5 years ago

    brian williams is the best. his sarcasm is like no other.

  • Mark Batarina
    Mark Batarina 5 years ago +12

    Honey Bri Bri is the best!

  • fUjiMaNia
    fUjiMaNia 5 years ago +13

    Ps. I listen to this everyday on my way to work among the other songs on my daily list. What a master piece!

    • fUjiMaNia
      fUjiMaNia 4 years ago

      +odinmp5 Huh?! I'm confused Lool!

    • odinmp5
      odinmp5 4 years ago

      +leefuji soo... yes , i live under a rock. i have never met humans. thanks for that info... i would have never figure it out on my own.

    • fUjiMaNia
      fUjiMaNia 4 years ago

      +odinmp5 All NBC and other news channels care about is ratings, eventually they will beg him to come back after the big drop in their ratings following his suspension.

    • odinmp5
      odinmp5 4 years ago

      this is going to my ipod asap... awesome!!!!

  • Michael Lopez
    Michael Lopez 5 years ago

    Brian Williams is the motha f*uckin man.

  • starlite025
    starlite025 5 years ago +2

    This made my entire night

  • Melanie Cramer
    Melanie Cramer 5 years ago +6

    3:14 that's it... Coffee explosion commences! LOL!

  • Melanie Cramer
    Melanie Cramer 5 years ago +17

    The look on BW's face trying to be unaffected is making me lose my coffee here! LOL!!!!

    • Brownie s
      Brownie s 4 years ago +1

      Yes! Best part of the clip!

  • Mrs J.
    Mrs J. 5 years ago +1

    This made me see a different side of Brian Williams. Funny dude!

  • Tam Pham
    Tam Pham 5 years ago +18

    Oh yeahhhh

  • jillhbaudhaan
    jillhbaudhaan 5 years ago +2

    B-Dub is a DILF

  • Helen
    Helen 5 years ago +1

    Ain't nothing worse than a soft Boehner! lol!!

  • deadmandrunk
    deadmandrunk 5 years ago +1

    His face when Jimmy Fallon refers to him as Brilly Willy.

  • DGenerationMC
    DGenerationMC 5 years ago +111

    If this was the news, I'd watch it every damn day!

  • Sarah Landis
    Sarah Landis 5 years ago +25

    What 41 idiots didn't like this video?

    • odinmp5
      odinmp5 4 years ago +1

      +Gizmo_Ryda sorry , im non american..and i find this video super amazing.

    • acgm046
      acgm046 5 years ago +13

      +Gizmo_Ryda I'm from South America, and this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Honey BriBri was such a fantastic sport with all of this! What an amazing guy. :)

    • Gizmo_Ryda
      Gizmo_Ryda 5 years ago +4

      Non Americans on youtube

  • HeyyyCarriAnn12
    HeyyyCarriAnn12 5 years ago +8

    Brian Williams is good at not cracking up. lol

    • Zach Counts
      Zach Counts 4 years ago +5

      Thats because he is a news anchor.

  • Argo
    Argo 5 years ago

    1:44 who's that ?

  • Argo
    Argo 5 years ago +3

    That guy got an impressive voice

  • ebonyrose phillips
    ebonyrose phillips 5 years ago

    I love how the singer is trying real hard to keep a st8 face lol so cute

  • ebonyrose phillips
    ebonyrose phillips 5 years ago

    I love how the singer is trying real hard to keep a st8 face lol so cute