You’re on your own for the new part-doc, part-concert movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – the saga of how he went from diapers-to-riches in 14 short years! But Bieber himself is such a pop-cult touchstone, you can laugh at the parodies even if you’ve never paid attention to the original. In fact, the best part of this parody is Jimmy Fallon, whose Late Night is becoming the new, more consistent SNL, offering some of the best comedy on TV.
Fallon’s interviews are still a little gushy, but his goofy games sometimes bring to mind early David Letterman – this week Fallon is giving men from the audience permed hair – and his sharply written sketches are strong night after night.
Here he plays Bieber, who puts in a real-life appearance. The great absurdist spin: Bieber’s thoughts on human cloning. The lavender high-tops are also a nice touch.