News anchor Brian Williams performed Warren G’s Regulate in the latest of Jimmy Fallon’s mash-up videos featuring the NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor.
The clip was broadcast during Thursday night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. On Wednesday night, Fallon featured Williams performing Nuthin’ But a G Thang by Dr. Dre, in a similar mash-up video.
It isn’t clear why Fallon is focusing on Brian Williams. However, the pairing of Williams’ ever serious expression with the over-the-top lyrics is priceless. The mash-up style video takes clips and sounds from different sources, combining them together to form an often humorous end product.
Fallon’s videos feature background music from the original songs, combined with words and phrases spoken by Williams. The carefully chosen clips are edited into the correct order and combined with the soundtrack. The final videos feature Brian Williams performing Regulate and Nuthin’ But a G Thang.
Williams is one of the most recognized faces in broadcast news. His broadcasting career began in 1981, and he joined NBC in 1993. He has been the anchor and editor of NBC Nightly News since 2004. As reported by NBC, Williams has “the most-watched newscast in all of television and has become the most highly decorated evening news anchor of the modern era.” He has received 12 Emmy Awards.
Williams often reports very serious news and rarely breaks form. His serious demeanor only adds to the humor in the mash-up videos. While Williams seems to be all business, he does have a great sense of humor.
As discussed by Hollywood Reporter, Williams made a surprise appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show and took part in a musical number about sequestration. Williams’ part in the slow jam largely focused on reading clips from the news. However, toward the end the band breaks form and plays Push It by Salt-n-Pepa, prompting Williams to exclaim “push it real good,” before continuing with the news clips.
Now that Brian Williams has performed Regulate, one can only wonder what Jimmy Fallon will come up with next.