One of Jimmy Fallon’s longtime collaborators at Late Night and The Tonight Show is moving on. Last night, Vulture broke the news that Tonight Show head writer A.D. Miles, who has been working on Fallon’s late night shows since 2009, will “leave the show within the next few weeks.” Miles reportedly had been planning his Tonight Show departure for the past several months, and while he’s moving to Los Angeles to focus more on performing, his working relationship with Fallon will continue in the form of an animated feature. Here’s Fallon’s statement on the news:
Miles was there for the launch of Late Night as well as the launch of The Tonight Show. He is one of the funniest, most creative people I’ve ever met, and I can’t wait to work on this next project with him,” Fallon said. “He’s family to us, and we are gonna miss him.
Miles followed it up with the below statement:
Riding Jimmy Fallon’s coattails for the past eight years has given me all the confidence I need to strike out on my own and work on a movie with Jimmy Fallon.
Miles leaving his post at The Tonight Show comes at a very interesting time for the show, which only recently began struggling in the ratings against its CBS competitor The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.