Professor McConaughey to Join Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ at UT

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Jimmy Fallon is hosting a special episode of “The Tonight Show” on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, and he recently announced that one of the school’s professors (as well as its Minister of Culture) will be joining him for its airing. Actor and Texas resident Matthew McConaughey will visit the show on set, which was announced during a “Today Show” segment by Fallon himself. The show will be filmed on November 7, 2019.

Fallon made the announcement that McConaughey would be the show’s special guest during his “Today Show” segment in which he played on the recent news that McConaughey was a professor at the University of Texas. In a joking imitation of the award-winning actor, late night host told Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, “I’m just thinking like when he grades his tests, he’s like, ‘Alright, these are all wrong, these are alright, alright, alright.’”

Professor McConaughey to Join Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ at UT

Photo: Facebook/Jimmy Fallon

In the “Today Show” segment, Fallon told Guthrie and Kotb he believed the show was “going to be nuts,” and that students at UT Austin were “getting the togas ready.” The popular late night host announced that “The Tonight Show” would be doing this special edition back in September, saying that this would be the first time it would be set at a university. At present, the date for the show has yet to be released. McConaughey has been seen a number of times on “The Tonight Show,” performing “Kid Theater” segments with Fallon, and being a willing participant in the show’s notorious games. Fallon has never shied away from Texas or its pop culture topics of the day, including hosting José Altuve as a special guest when the Houston Astros won the World Series in 2017. The pending show at UT at Austin is anticipated to be a highly-attended event and one that draws huge ratings. Will you be watching?