Jimmy Fallon: Why is the ‘Tonight Show’ host streaming ‘Among Us’?
You knew, sooner or later, we were going to see a late night host on Twitch. We could all feel it in our bones. Nothing is that sacred in the long run. Out of all the late night hosts out there, Jimmy Fallon from the Tonight Show getting a Twitch stream for Among Us sounds equally about right. It’s 2021, our dudes, we just have to go with the flow at this point and try not to cry.
Later today, (Tuesday, April 6), the Tonight Show will make its Twitch debut with their new official channel to, naturally, stream some games. Why are they doing this? What’s going on? What kind of celebrity guests can we expect? Here’s everything you need to know about the Tonight Show’s upcoming streaming of Among Us with Jimmy Fallon & friends.
On the Tonight Show official Twitch channel, Jimmy Fallon will link up with some friends to play Among Us at 3:45 pm PT/ 6:45 pm ET. Joining Fallon from the Tonight Show are The Roots members Questlove, Tariq Trotter, and Kirk Douglas. Meanwhile, Stranger Things stars Noah Schnapp and Gaten Matarazzo will also be joining in. The group will be playing the recently released Airship map from Among Us.
Also joining in on the stream are streamers Corpse Husband, Sykkuno, and Valkyrae along with Victoria Tran, who is the community director for Among Us. While you can see the stream in full, portions of the stream will appear next week on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon providing color commentary, we’re sure. It’s definitely a sign of the times, of course.
Another popular stream done with a famous face comes from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who streamed Among Us during the 2020 election in order to raise awareness about voting. Fallon, likewise, plans to have a community service component to his Twitch stream as well. He’ll be accepting contributions to Feeding America, a non-profit network of foodbanks combating hunger.
Which is, of course, very important in the pandemic.
The Airship map is out?!
Naturally, if you care not for the Tonight Show, then you can use the stream to enjoy seeing the long-awaited Airship map in action. Among Us fans have been waiting for this for a while. And if you’ve cooled down on the insanely popular game, then now’s a great moment to get back to it. The Airship map was released back on March 31, and people are still getting a feel for it.
Well, you know, maybe. Among Us is a cruel mistress after all and most of your friends will probably wreck you in like two seconds flat. No loyalty amongst the Impostors, you know? No loyalty at all.
Nothing much at this time! We’ll have to see how the stream goes when it gets live later on in the day. What the Tonight Show stream of Among Us does show, however, is the growing popularity of Twitch as the preferred livestream platform of choice in terms of gaming. Whether it is tabletop RPGs or Among Us, there’s just always a stream going on Twitch nowadays.
While YouTube & Facebook are trying to catch up, Twitch, which was bought by Amazon, remains the King at this time as its influence only grows stronger. We’re betting that this will not be the first late night show attempting their own stream. More people are coming, we can feel it.
What do you of the Tonight Show’s Among Us stream? Do you think this is a good idea for Jimmy Fallon? Are you excited to see Twitch streamers get their due? Sound off and let us know in the comments down below!