— -- What does President Barack Obama have in common with Elmo, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Michele Bachmann and Bruce Springsteen? As of next week, they will all have appeared as guests on comic Jimmy Fallon's late-night show.
Obama will make his first appearance on the irreverent program in a segment taped Tuesday from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which will be shown that night, NBC announced Friday. Dave Matthews will be the musical guest.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said on Twitter that Obama would promote a plan to keep student-loan costs in check.
Fallon is no stranger to political guests—over the past year, he's hosted outspoken Mitt Romney supporter Donald Trump, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and former New York City mayor and failed presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani.
But it was Bachmann's November 21 appearance that generated the most publicity after Fallon's house band, the Roots, welcomed her on the set with a riff from Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch." The result was a political uproar that led Fallon to apologize to the congresswoman on Twitter.
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