The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon is bringing in a brand new — however acquainted — head author.
A.D. Miles, who beforehand labored on each The Tonight Present and through Fallon’s stint as host of Late Night time, is rejoining Tonight. Miles will take over as head author from Mason Steinberg, who’s departing after a yr and alter within the position.
Miles was the pinnacle author on Late Night time from 2009-14 and moved to The Tonight Present with Fallon when the host took over the franchise from Jay Leno. He remained head author on Tonight till 2017 earlier than departing to work on different initiatives, together with ABC’s Gong Present and the ultimate season of Arrested Growth at Netflix.
Miles has additionally made numerous on-camera appearances on the present, performing as a member of the Ragtime Gals and enjoying stepdad Gary within the “Ew!” sketches within the early years of the present. He’s additionally the announcer for the Fallon-produced Password on NBC. As an actor, he’s appeared in Moist Scorching American Summer time and its two follow-up miniseries, Sherman’s Showcase and the function Function Fashions, amongst different credit.
Miles’ return is the most recent behind-the-scenes change at The Tonight Present, which has cycled by means of a number of showrunners and showrunning groups over its run, none lasting longer than a few years. Present showrunner Chris Miller joined the present in March 2022.
In September, Fallon apologized to his employees following a Rolling Stone story that detailed allegations of a “poisonous” setting at Tonight, together with cases of Fallon berating staffers and giving passive-aggressive suggestions on their work. “It’s embarrassing and I really feel so unhealthy. Sorry if I embarrassed you and your loved ones and buddies,” Fallon mentioned throughout a gathering with the present’s employees. “I really feel so unhealthy I can’t even inform you.”
Deadline first reported the information.