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 • 324

  • gregory bancroft
    gregory bancroft Month ago

    That was the single greatest thing I’ve ever born witness to.

  • Amber Cherise
    Amber Cherise 4 months ago

    Darn it, I miss him doing this segment with Lyin’ Brian!

  • Abhar Bhattarai
    Abhar Bhattarai Year ago

    3:35 is sooooo goooooodddd XD XD.

  • Mo-Mutt Music
    Mo-Mutt Music Year ago

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

  • CrazyKayaker
    CrazyKayaker Year ago

    haha Tarik couldn't stop laughing

  • 이명후
    이명후 Year ago

    agency procurator


    Jimmy is hot af

  • GadgetMsGadget
    GadgetMsGadget 2 years ago

    "How was third grade, Jimmy?" LOLOLOLOLOL

  • GadgetMsGadget
    GadgetMsGadget 2 years ago

    "Whippin' out his Hancock" LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Lenny
    Lenny 3 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 3 years ago +15

    I want my teacher to slow jam the teaching

  • sawlow2
    sawlow2 3 years ago +1

    Need more of these

  • Kimberly Gonzalez
    Kimberly Gonzalez 3 years ago +2

    lol Honey Bri-Bri XD

  • Kimberly Gonzalez
    Kimberly Gonzalez 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 4 years ago +7

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

    • Renee Eaglin
      Renee Eaglin 3 years ago

      We want more! We want more!

    • charlie h
      charlie h 4 years ago +1

      @akimojo He'll probably get egged on stage.

  • 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 +41

    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.

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    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 5 years ago +2

    I want all my world news in this form!

  • TheDONPZ
    TheDONPZ 5 years ago


  • Stonehawk
    Stonehawk 5 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 5 years ago

  • Federigo de la zion
    Federigo de la zion 5 years ago +2

    brian is so gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  • wms278
    wms278 5 years ago +1

    Omgosh!!! That's hilarious!!

  • Miss Jennifer Banks
    Miss Jennifer Banks 5 years ago +56

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

    • GBXS
      GBXS 5 years ago

      It seems like you really *love* public transport.

  • Richard Kerschner
    Richard Kerschner 5 years ago +2

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

  • mary love
    mary love 5 years ago +1

    Nothin' worse than a soft Boehner. Tee Hee.

  • nuri k
    nuri k 5 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 5 years ago +1

    I love the Push It part at 3:25

  • edo j
    edo j 5 years ago


  • Stimulator7
    Stimulator7 5 years ago

    omg this is insane

  • WyrdDarcnyzz
    WyrdDarcnyzz 5 years ago +9

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

  • babygirl
    babygirl 5 years ago +1


  • Eli tries their best
    Eli tries their best 5 years ago +16

    "How was 3rd grade, Jimmy?"

    • Hiei2k7
      Hiei2k7 5 years ago +10


  • Katrina Townsend
    Katrina Townsend 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh this is soooo funny!!!!

  • 21kaligirl
    21kaligirl 5 years ago +28

    Brian Williams is so hot!!

    • Tina Ho
      Tina Ho 3 years ago

      Can't argue with that...

    • Lina
      Lina 4 years ago +6


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  • ex59neo53
    ex59neo53 5 years ago

    The Roots are really a great band :)

  • str8shoota82
    str8shoota82 5 years ago

    Go Bri Weezy!

  • queetdog
    queetdog 5 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 5 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!