Jimmy Fallon blasted for allegedly skipping writers’ strike meeting: ‘Pay my rent’
Sarah Cobos, a senior photo research coordinator for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” slammed the late-night host Tuesday, claiming he walked out of a meeting over pay during the Hollywood writers’ strike.
However, a “Tonight Show” insider told the Post that neither Fallon, 48, nor “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, 49 — who Kobos later mentioned — are usually in those production meetings. are
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced in the early hours of Tuesday that its 11,500 screenwriter members in California, New York and other cities had agreed to a new three-year contract by the union and studios to replace their current one. Will refuse to work after failing to do so. Expired just after midnight.
In the wake of the strike, Fallon’s “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” have all been discontinued.
On Tuesday, Cobos, A non-union member which is not killing, Quote tweeted A video of Fallon at the Met Gala on Monday night, in which he told Variety: “I wouldn’t have a show if it wasn’t for my writers, I support them all the way.
“They had to have a fair contract and they had a lot of stuff for iron and hopefully, they’ll get it done,” he added.
“… I can do whatever I can to support the guild,” Fallon claimed. “I’m actually in the Writers Guild too.”
However, Cobos took issue with his show of solidarity.
“He wasn’t even at the meeting this morning to tell us we weren’t going to be paid after this week,” Kobos said. Reacted to Fallon’s interview. “@jimmyfallon please support your staff. Enjoyed bowling with you last week, but the fun party won’t pay my rent.
“Staff and crew **** I must say!” he added In another tweet.
The Post reached out to Cobos and the Writers Guild for comment and also reached out to representatives for Fallon, Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel about how they plan to support their staff writers during the strike.
Kobos continued on Twitter that “remaining staff and crew” were told at the alleged Fallon-Miss meeting that NBC had decided to stop paying them and end their health insurance coverage if the strike continued through June.
“They won’t even tell us if we will be technically discharged. Only active workers who are not paid,” he claimed.
Kobos also accused Attendees at that meeting were instructed that they “must not fire colleagues.”
Meanwhile, another insider told The Post that Meyers was pulled into a production meeting just after it was announced to staff that the show was off the air.
The May 6 episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” was previously announced. Hosted by Pete Davidson A musical guest appearance by Lil Uzi Vert has also since been canceled.
This is the first WGA strike in 15 years.
In 2007, then-late-night hosts Conan O’Brien, David Letterman and Jay Leno dug into their personal wallets to pay their staffs laid off by the writers’ strike.
In 2020, during a production shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the late-night host James Corden and Trevor Noah Did the same thing and paid his employees out of his own pockets.