Long Island cabbie turned funnyman is new host of ‘Fox News Saturday Night’


A decade ago, Jimmy Failla was driving a cab in New York City.

But life couldn’t be more different today for the Levittown native and lifelong Long Islander.

Failla, a stand-up comedian, this month became the host of “FOX News Saturday Night.” The program — Failla’s first night as host is this Saturday, Jan. 13 — is a weekly comedy satire series that debuted last year.

Failla appears daily across Fox’s daytime and primetime programming. He also hosts the radio program, “FOX Across America.”

And there’s more.

The Westbury resident is set release his new book, “Cancel Culture Dictionary,” on Jan. 30. Failla also released a stand-up comedy special for Fox News’ streaming service, FOX Nation earlier this month. Titled “They’re Just Jokes,” the show was recorded at The Paramount in Huntington.

Failla shared his elation over his exciting career developments with his 42,000-plus followers on Instagram.

“Behold, the greatest day of my life: 10 years ago I was a cabbie w/ no bank account, let alone money in the bank,” he wrote in his post. “Now I’m OFFICIALLY the host of Fox News Saturday Night beginning Jan 13. Don’t EVER let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.”

Top photo: Jimmy Failla (Courtesy photo)

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