I hope Jimmy Fallon paid comedian Patrick Borelli to do part of Borelli’s one-man show about book covers. Oh, wait. He has paid Borelli? Borelli is on staff with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon now! Great news, then! Hooray for Patrick! Score! It’s still kind of weird, though, to see Fallon read and talk about some of these books just because I’ve already seen and heard Borelli talked about them in his show, “You Should Judge a Book By Its Cover.”
I emailed Borelli overnight while the show was on, but since he has a day job writing for the show, he probably sleeps like a normal person now, and he got back to me today. He said he retired his bit and repackaged it for Fallon. He also told me:
Here’s the clip from Fallon:
And here is the opening video to Borelli’s old one-man show, which also includes some commentary from book-design critics about “Cooking With Pooh.” Roll it!
I hope we can look forward to more Not Reading Lists in the future!