Bridget Everett is known for her comedy and cabaret singing. Jimmy Fallon is known for using his Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon platform to do every absurd thing under the sun. So you can only imagine what ensued when Fallon asked Everett to sing for him and the audience on Wednesday night’s show (Dec. 6).
First things first, Everett had to take off her heels — “for safety” — before demurely asking The Roots, “You guys know some Miley, right?” Before launching into Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” Everett prefaced her performance by telling everyone, “You know, LL Cool J — like I always like to say — he always says, ‘DDHD’: Dreams don’t have deadlines. And when you’re waiting tables for 25 years like I did, you sing this song a lot in your sleep.”
In the clip, Everett asks Fallon to please hold her hand as she sang, “I can almost see it / The dream I’m dreaming / But there’s a voice inside my head saying / You’ll never reach it.” Everett then focuses her intense eye contact toward the audience and, still singing, stands up on the couch, flexing her arms in triumph.
Hitting the chorus, Everett dances her way into the crowd where she sits on an unsuspecting onlooker. “Are you gonna be here for me?” Everett passionately screams at Fallon. “Then get out in front of the desk, take off your shoes and lay down — and let’s do this!”
Fallon, of course, plays along.
To see what happens next, watch the full clip below: