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With Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to premiere on March 2 with Robert De Niro and Van Morrison as the first guests, the host-to-be still seems quite nervous. Those daily webisodes he’s been running leading up to the premiere? “Not my idea,” he said after the Paul Simon show at the Beacon. “Lorne’s idea. At one point when my eyeball was hanging out of my head—I had Lasik surgery on the web—that’s when I realized, ‘Wow. I’m kinda doing it all. I want this to work so bad.’ ” And, yes, like Tina Fey, he reads your online comments. “We had, like, two shows of people hating it and then they gave up,” he said. The thing is, “every time you get a bad review or a hit, that sticks in your head and you don’t really hear the good stuff so much.”

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