Look at these two horsing around. GQ’s Men of the Year Issue includes Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, “the two most thrilled-to-be-alive, irony-free, super-duper shamelessly happy men on the planet,” and the interview is about as fun as should be expected from that description. Here’s their response to the standard “why are you both so excited and happy all the time” question:
Jimmy Fallon: There’s something so fun about taking that risk and doing live stuff. I think we both have that in our DNA. So we’re like “Let’s go, man. Is this going to be good? I don’t know. But we’re about to go live in like ten seconds. Let’s perform the hell out of this.”Justin Timberlake: And I’m not a comedian so I’ll probably get crucified for saying this, but I think with a lot of comedy the impetus behind it is: I’ve been rejected so many times and I’m bitter and now I’m going to talk about it. It’s almost as if The Social Network was a comedy. For me, being earnest and genuine is way easier than acting like you just don’t care, like you don’t want to be here, like this is a drag. There are just so many things in the world that are a drag. For me it’s like, This is a fucking wicked cool job!