Jerry Seinfeld calls out Rolling Stone Jimmy Fallon article

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Jerry Seinfeld rushed to defend fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon after Rolling Stone published a story Thursday in which two current and 14 former “Tonight Show” staffers accuse the host of fostering a “toxic workplace.”

Seinfeld took specific issue with two employees’ recounting of an “uncomfortable” incident during which Fallon, 48, allegedly publicly “scolded” a crew member who flubbed a simple task while taping a segment with the legendary sitcom star.

The anonymous whistleblowers claimed Seinfeld, 69, ordered Fallon to apologize to the worker — and that Fallon supposedly complied.

“It was very awkward, and Jerry [Seinfeld] was like, ‘You should apologize to him,’ almost trying to make it a joke,” one of the employees told a reporter. “It was one of the strangest moments ever and so many people were there, so it’s kind of hard to forget.”

Jerry Seinfeld visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on Feb. 18, 2014, in New York City.
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Rolling Stone claimed Seinfeld’s reps did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but once the story was published Thursday, Seinfeld sent them the following statement:

“This is so stupid. I remember this moment quite well… I teased Jimmy about a flub, and we all had a fun laugh about how rarely Jimmy is thrown off. It was not uncomfortable at all. Jimmy and I still occasionally recall it and laugh. Idiotic twisting of events.”

A source with knowledge of “The Tonight Show” also told The Post on Thursday that Rolling Stone’s version of the Seinfeld story is inaccurate.

Jerry Seinfeld calls anecdote about Jimmy Fallon in Rolling Stone exposé 'idiotic twisting of events'
Fallon has hosted “The Tonight Show” since February 2014.
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The Post has contacted reps for Seinfeld, Fallon, and NBC for comment.

A source close to the show also told The Post on Thursday that the work environment has significantly shifted over time since new showrunner Chris Miller joined last May.

“He’s brought a renewed enthusiasm and positive energy to the show. Chris prides himself on being available to the staff and a transparent leader. He’s exactly what the show needed.”

Jerry Seinfeld visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 18, 2014 in New York City.
Seinfeld called Rolling Stone’s story about him and Fallon an “idiotic twisting of events.”
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Jerry Seinfeld calls anecdote about Jimmy Fallon in Rolling Stone exposé 'idiotic twisting of events'
Fallon has not yet addressed Rolling Stone’s exposé.
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Another producer on the show said that Fallon is extremely “engaged” with the staff and “the atmosphere is very different.”

“There’s a new wave that came in a year and a half ago and has just made everything change,” the producer said.

The Post has previously reported about Fallon’s drinking and partying getting “out of hand” back in 2015, and a bartender who served him commented, “He’s a mess.” 

Page Six reported in October 2016 that top-ranking NBC execs had warned Fallon to cut back on the alcohol in fear that “he was out of control and something could happen while he’s out drinking.”

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