No joke, Jimmy Fallon’s teleprompter fail was real

Jimmy Fallon had his own technical meltdown at Sunday’s Golden Globes, quickly turning it into a joke about Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve microphone fiasco.

Fallon had his teleprompter quit just as he began his opening monologue.


The Globes are presented by Dick Clark Productions, the same company that puts on ‘‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,’’ where Carey had her bizarre, bungled performance that she blamed on the show’s producers.

When the Globes returned from its first commercial break, Fallon quipped that he’d just gotten off the phone with Carey. He said she him ‘‘she thinks that Dick Clark Productions sabotaged my monologue.’’

Globes representatives say the glitch was real, not a setup for a joke.

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