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Jimmy Fallon Just Announced the Guests for The Tonight Show's Monday Return

Matthew McConaughey will be Fallon's first guest on October 2, the talk show host said—or rather, sang. 

By Samantha Vincenty

This one's going to be worth the wait: New episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallowill return to NBC on Monday, October 2 at 11:35/10:35c!

How to Watch

Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC weeknights at 11:35/10:35c and next day on Peacock

New episodes will stream the next day on Peacock. 

Fallon has shared the full guest list for The Tonight Show's first week of new shows since May 2023, which will include visits from actor and author Matthew McConaughey and Colombian pop star Maluma.

Justin Timberlake during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon.

Who will be Jimmy Fallon's first guests to return? 

The Tonight Show's October 2 first guest will be Matthew McConaughey with musical guest John Mayer, Fallon announced in a September 29 Instagram post. 

Fallon busted out his acoustic guitar to make the announcement blues-rock style. "Matthew McConaughey is our first guest," he sings. "He has a new children's book out called Just Because, it's great." He went on to announce Mayer's appearance. "[Mayer's] gonna play guitar as well. And sing."

"And Matthew McConaughey will sing too," the Tonight Show host ad-libbed. "I haven't asked him yet,"but...Matthew will you?"

Why is The Tonight Show showing repeats? 

Both of NBC's late night talk shows, The Tonight Show and Late Night with Seth Meyershave been off the air since May 2. They paused production in compliance with the WGA strike, which officially ended at midnight on September 27. 

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How do I get Tonight Show tickets in 2023?

You can submit a ticket request for The Tonight Show by visiting Tonightshowtix.com, where you'll see a calendar of upcoming show dates. You'll need to register for a 1iota account to submit a request and receive updates about the status of the tickets. 

The status of ticket requests can change by the day, and show dates and ticket requests are released as they become available to the general public. Ticket requests can only be submitted for available show dates posted on the calendar.

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Once you've signed up for a 1iota account and requested tickets to The Tonight Show, you will be placed on a waiting list. Note: Being placed on the waiting list does not mean you have a ticket to the show. If your ticket request is fulfilled, you'll receive a notification from 1iota with information about claiming tickets. 

 A super simple way to stay updated on ticket releases is by following The Tonight Show's ticketing Twitter @FallonTix for important ticket and waitlist notifications. 

Where is The Tonight Show studio located?

The Tonight Show is taped in Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Originally published Sep 27, 2023.