Montreal comedian makes guest appearance on Tonight Show

Montreal comedian makes guest appearance on Tonight Show
So, comics have to struggle.  But one is starting to make a name for herself in New York City.  Jessica Salomon used to be a United Nations war crimes lawyer, but gave that up 10 years ago — for comedy.

“Well, I didn’t really love law,” she explains.  “I went into it for human rights and I was interested in justice.”

She figured stand-up was a more creative way to advocate for people.  Now, three years after moving to New York from Montreal, she’s appearing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  The show was taped on Monday and will air on Friday.

“I was really worried because I have done things that are nerve-racking before,” she laughs.  But she managed to do well.  In fact, she’s used to swimming against the tide.  While Salomon is Jewish, her wife is Palestinian.

“Ah yes, my wife Eman el-Husseini is also a comedian,” she says, “and we sometimes work together as a duo.”

The two raised eyebrows when they started performing together, but Salomon says they support each other.  Her appearance with Jimmy Fallon is the kind of break both hoped for when they moved to New York.

“There’s so much more opportunities to get on stage and you grow so much more quickly as a result,” she says.

Elias agrees.  Salomon was one of his students at a comedy writing workshop and he says the hard work is paying off.

“It just means that all those little gigs that you do in dive bars and what we call hell gigs, the payoff at the end is – you’re on the Tonight Show.”
News Topics :
Top Stories
In this image released by NBC, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, appears with host Jimmy Fallon during a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, on...
Top Stories
BURBANK, Calif. Jay Leno said farewell to The Tonight Show once before, but that turned out to be just a rehearsal. On Thursday, Leno is stepping down for the...
Said Moonves in the release Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television. David Lettermans legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for...
Barbra Streisand made her first late night talk show appearance in more than 50 years as the only guest on Monday s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. NBC Rory McIlroy...
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders I Vt. stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday night to discuss his sweeping climate change plan and discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding . Sanders told host Jimmy...