Bob Dylan is a legendary lyricist and a Nobel Prize winner for Literature, but he didn’t have a single word to say to Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s “Tonight Show”.
The 77-year-old singer appeared on the late-night show to promote his new brand of whiskey, Heaven’s Door, named after his 1973 hit record. In the sketch, Dylan and Fallon silently enjoyed a private performance from the Big Apple Circus.
It’s a surreal skit, resembling something out of “Twin Peaks”, rather than the usual cartoonish “Tonight Show” hijinx. By the time the beautiful trapeze act had finished, Dylan had disappeared, leaving Fallon all alone.
“What was in that whiskey?” the late night host wondered.
In an interview with The New York Times earlier this year, Dylan spoke about launching his Tennessee Bourbon with liquor entrepreneur and Dylan superfan Marc Bushala. “We both wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story,” the Nobel laureate said.
“I’ve been travelling for decades, and I’ve been able to try some of the best spirits that the world of whiskey has to offer. This is great whiskey.”