Talk show interviews can go wrong for any number of reasons, but never before has a Tonight Show chat gone so hilariously haywire.
J.J. Abrams sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday to promote The Play That Goes Wrong -- a slapstick meta-comedy about a play that, well, goes really poorly.
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Abrams, who is producing the Broadway production of the British play, welcomed the playwrights -- Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields -- to join him for the interview, and things got off to a rough start almost immediately, when Shields got his foot tangled up in the stage curtain.
From rearranging the desks, to using a flashlight as a spotlight, to forcing Lewis to get on all fours and act like a desk, the Vaudevillian comedy of errors doesn't let up for one second -- and it ended up being one of the funniest Tonight Show bits in recent memory.
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As Fallon and Abrams hold their own in the deadpan, extremely British maelstrom of slapstick hijinks and impressive physical comedy, it’s hard to imagine any better way to promote a great play about a terrible play that goes horribly awry.
The Play That Goes Wrong opens April 2 at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City.
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