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Oh, Snaps! Brett Cohen Hangs with Jimmy Fallon — and Appears on His Show!

In what may be BlogTalkRadio’s greatest Snaps-coup yet, our very own Brett Cohen sidled up to Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Late Night for a photo op seen ‘round the world (or at least by the funnyman’s more than 1 million viewers).

Brett gets his question from Jimmy...

Brett gets his question from Jimmy...

On Memorial Day, Brett dropped in on Jimmy’s show to return a favor from two months earlier – when Jimmy dropped in on Brett’s show, World Talk Live!

...then macks it up for his would-be date...

...then macks it up for his would-be date...

His task? Playing Bachelor No. 1 in a mock-Dating Game bit called Smooth Operator.

And though he didn’t win, Brett did earn praise from Jimmy for his smooth delivery to the lovely bachelorette – and for his distinctive dance move.

...before drinking in the applause as his fellow bachelors look on.

...before drinking in the applause as his fellow bachelors look on.

“He’s a down-to-earth, gracious and personable guy,” Brett tells us of Jimmy.

“I was impressed how he took time out before his show to chat with me.”

To see Brett’s full Late Night segment, click here.

To sample World Talk Live!, click here.

To read about Jimmy’s appearance last month on World Talk Live!, click here.

To check out all our celebrity “Snaps!” click here.

SoundBits: Brett Cohen, Barely-Legal Media Maven (and Lovin’ It)

You know the voice, now meet the boy man. Since the early days of BlogTalkRadio, Brett Cohen has been a force to be reckoned with, what with his trademark wit and ingratiating demeanor. Then of course there’s his roster of A-list guests, which has – in the past six months alone – included Jimmy Fallon, Paris Hilton, Mandy Moore, Mick Fleetwood, Nancy O’Dell and Carson Kressley. Along with way, his interviews have been picked up in such powerhouse news outlets as People magazine online and the New York Post. So if that’s any indication, the still-in-his-teens host, who hails from Long Island, N.Y., and who’ll be transferring from Penn State to Quinnipiac University in Connecticut this fall, should have quite a career ahead of him. (We just hope he isn’t snatched up by the Big Media boys before landing Jack Nicholson or Angelina Jolie.)

Brett (above): Another Charlie Rose in the making?

Brett (above): Another Charlie Rose in the making...

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

World Talk Live! has been keeping BlogTalkRadio listeners captivated for nearly two years now. Each week, I interview a wide variety of people with compelling, news- worthy stories to tell (whether they come on the air intending to tell them or not). My guests range from musicians to actors to com- edians to media figures to polit- icians to folk heroes – you name it.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

The first is my age. I’m only 18, so I can’t legally drink on the air (though I can drive – and eat most snack foods). My youth usually shocks people because of how much I’ve accomplished thus far in my career. For example, from 2006 to 2008 I was the prime minister of Canada. Then again, I don’t usually talk about my age because I want to be taken seriously (so immediately after reading it, please shred this web page).

The second thing is that I do great vocal impersonations, and have even created my own characters for the show. While my background isn’t in acting, I’ve been told that I have a natural comic sense. My dream job would be to join the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Or another John Belushi?

...or another John Belushi?

I can’t really narrow it down to one person. But Howard Stern has long been an inspiration, simply because of all the attacks and other obstacles he has had to put up with to maintain his style. So I’ll always appreciate his innovation. But I think that the media and entertainment industries have been my main motivation for taking to the airwaves. There are so many talented people who work in broad- casting, and just being a part of that is immensely fulfilling.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

I really enjoy interviewing politicians, so it would be great to speak with Barack Obama. The story of his rise to power is fascinating – and he’s the coolest commander-in-chief our country has ever seen. So an interview with him would be meaningful in many ways. But the chances of that happening seem slim. Then again, I never thought that I’d interview some of the people who’ve already appeared on my show, Ralph Nader or Akon or even Gennifer Flowers. The truth is, I appreciate when anyone comes on my show and gives me some of their time.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Hugo Boss jeans, a dark-blue polo shirt, New Balance sneakers. Chrome by Azzaro is my fragrance of choice this evening.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

During my interview with Paris Hilton, I asked her out on a date. She’d just broken up with Benji Madden, so I figured it couldn’t hurt. She, of course, declined my offer, and then went on to explain that it wasn’t the appropriate time for me to invite her into a relationship. (Well, Paris, we’ll always have BlogTalkRadio.)

To sample Brett’s show, click here.

To read how Brett recently landed in People magazine online, click here.

And to read how he elicited a shot from Jerry Seinfeld’s TV mom that was read ’round the world, click here.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Jimmy Fallon: Vision Perfected. Now I Gotta Tackle My Persipration Problem — No Thanks to De Niro

Just when Jimmy Fallon got done fixing one biological imperfection, along comes another one to cramp his style.

And it’s all Robert De Niro‘s fault.

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“I never thought a human could sweat that much,” Jimmy (above) tells us.

On January 27, just 34 days before he succeeded Conan O’Brien as host of NBC’s Late Night, Jimmy underwent LASIK laser eye surgery to correct his vision.

Now he reveals that he’s got to see another medical pro for what appear to be overactive sweat glands.

“I was sweating a lot my first show out. I was interviewing De Niro. I was just so nervous and excited. It was such a big night for me,” Jimmy tells BlogTalkRadio host Brett Cohen.

“Clearly, I have no control over my glands. So I have to go get that checked. That’s the truth,” he adds.

Jimmy later tells Brett that his pro- fusion of perspiration led him to kick caffeine.

“My producer was laughing at me. He was like, ‘I’ve never seen any- one sweat this much. This is hilarious.’

CAPTION: “It was pretty sad,” he says of his wet appearance opposite Bobby (left).

“It was pretty sad,” the funnyman says of his all-wet performance opposite Bobby D (left).

“So we made the studio colder, just to help me out. It calmed my nerves down, too. I haven’t really drank coffee since that day.”

Also during the inter- view, Jimmy tells Brett:

—Why he wants to know if there’s “a Girl Scout out there who needs my help.”

—Why he settled on a bowling roll as his signature monologue move.

—Why he believes he’s getting better at beer pong.

—And whether or not (Conan be damned) he’s setting his sights on Tonight Show hosting duties.

CAPTION: Jimmy prepping for his LASIK proceedure in January.

Jimmy being prepped for his sight-correction procedure in January.

To hear Jimmy’s full interview on BlogTalkRadio’s World Talk Live!, click here.

To see Jimmy undergo laser eye surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, click here. (Though be warned: this video is not for the faint of heart.)

And to read People magazine’s take on Brett’s interview, click here.