Jimmy Fallon Charity: Giving Back With Humor

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon is a talk show host and comedian with millions of fans. Getting his start in comedy clubs, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1998. From there, he began a solo career and hosted Late Night with Jimmy Fallon before moving into Jay Leno’s spot earlier this year on the Tonight Show. It’s no surprise that the hilarious Jimmy Fallon uses comedy when he’s doing good. Putting himself and others in funny (and embarrassing) situations makes him all the more likeable. Here are our favorite Jimmy Fallon charity events from recent years.

Polar Bear Challenge for Special Olympics Chicago

Jimmy Fallon is a big hit on Twitter, and that’s where the showdown between him and Rahm Emanuel took place. Rahm challenged Fallon to take part in the Windy City’s Polar Bear challenge, and in return, he said that he’d come on the Tonight Show. Fallon agreed to Emanuel’s terms. On March 2, 2014, Fallon arrived to the event dressed in a full suit. He plunged himself into the icy Lake Michigan, a 32 degree lake that had ice chunks removed from the water just moments before. No doubt, the talk show host and funny man helped bring in a lot of cash for the Special Olympics. If you’d like to help people with disabilities, visit our disability fundraisers on MicroGiving.com.

NFL Touchdown Dance Nets a $10,000 Donation from Fallon

Jimmy Fallon’s charity often involves his famous pals as well. In September 2013, Fallon promised a donation of $10,000 in the name of any NFL player who scored a touchdown and danced the “Bye, Bye, Bye” dance made famous by boyband ‘N Sync. Detroit Lions tightend Joseph Fauria was the player who accepted the challenge. Fallon donated $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in his name

Friend Stephen Colbert Donates $28k of Jimmy Fallon’s Money

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon have participated in charitable events together before. Most recently, Stephen auctioned off one of the paintings from his studio. In a surprise twist, he announced that his friend Jimmy Fallon was going to donate $28,000 to the charity. Although Jimmy Fallon never agreed to that, the good guy paid up. He and Colbert had a good laugh about it on his show recently.

If you’d like to use humor to raise money for a personal cause or favorite charity, do it right here on MicroGiving.com. Create a funny video with your best jokes, write a hilarious story or create a belly-busting image that will have all your friends laughing. As Fallon once said, “You’re allowed to be silly.” In fact, humor is a great way to get others excited about your cause. Sign up on MicroGiving.com to start your fundraiser.