Be careful, Jimmy Fallon. The proficient Dylan Gilmer, 12, is perhaps coming to your job in a number of years.
Dylan joined the host of “The Tonight Present” on TODAY Wednesday and confirmed off his infectious character and his rap expertise as he will get set for his debut as one of many hosts of the brand new “The Youngsters Tonight Present” that begins streaming Thursday on Peacock.
Fallon is among the govt producers of the brand new present, which can have two episodes per week of a youngsters’ model of the late-night present. Dylan and fellow hosts Recker Eans, Mykal-Michelle Harris and Olivia Perez will ship monologues, interview visitors, play video games and utterly run the present.
“That is superb,” Dylan advised Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. “So I used to be doing one other job once I bought the decision, and … I used to be like, ‘Ain’t no manner, ain’t no manner. That is joke, it is a joke, proper? That is Jimmy, the legend himself.’
“It is an enormous alternative as a result of youngsters will love doing this. And to be in his presence is superb.”
Dylan is an aspiring hip-hop artist who goes by the identify Younger Dylan, and he already stars in his personal Nickelodeon comedy collection, “Tyler Perry’s Younger Dylan.” He additionally has beforehand appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” and “America’s Received Expertise.”
The preteen from Annapolis, Maryland, gave TODAY a fast pattern of his rap expertise on Wednesday, ending with, “Cannot imagine I bought to rock on the TODAY present!”
Savannah and Hoda could not assist however be impressed and gave Dylan a hug for his impromptu efficiency.
“I used to be watching and I am going, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m positively not as proficient as this child,'” Fallon mentioned about first seeing Dylan. “I used to be fascinated by me once I was his age. I used to be like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know if I might do any of these items.'”
Fallon additionally served as the primary visitor on the inaugural episode of “The Youngsters Tonight Present.”
“The primary episode we did with Jimmy, we had been all nervous, however I believe the gang — we’ve a studio viewers — they gave us that power, and so they had been calling all of our names,” Dylan mentioned. “It actually felt prefer it was residence. All people there constructed a bond, just like the forged members. Everybody there was so good.”
As if Fallon’s plate wasn’t full sufficient, he is also the chief producer of one other new present, “Conflict of the Cowl Bands,” that includes cowl bands of iconic artists battling it out for supremacy in entrance of celeb judges. The brand new present premieres Wednesday on E! at 9:30 p.m. EST.