Sean Finnerty may be the first Irish comedian ever to appear on the show. 

We've seen plenty of funny Irish people on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" over the years, including Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan and Sharon Horgan. Many of these comedic appearances, however, have been by actors not by comedians themselves but now, it seems, we're finally to see an Irish comedian chatting to Fallon himself. 

This Friday, January 11, Sean Finnerty will be joining "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" star Cobie Smulders and "Creed" star Michael B. Jordan on the hit US TV show, which we can only imagine is a dream come true. 

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"I'm pretty sure I'll be the first ever Irish comedian to perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It started with Johnny Carson, and then Jay Leno, and now it is Jimmy Fallon," Finnerty recently told Dublin radio station, FM104. 

"What happened was, I was invited to take part in this competition called Stand Up NBC, which was a diversity showcase here in America. So I was basically the white guy in this diversity showcase! So I flew to Houston, did a two-minute audition set, and then I moved on to the semi-finals.

"Then I was asked to take part in an audition showcase for Fallon, and I found out they only host that once a year!"

Finnerty has been touring the US with his act over the past seven years and currently serves as the announcer for Season 9 of Amazon Prime's Fireball Run. 

We're sure he's going to play an absolute blinder!

Who is your favorite Irish comedian? Let us know in the comments section, below. 

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