Graham Nash is offering fans a backstage look into the congenial atmosphere that surrounds Crosby Stills and Nash’s occasional parody collaborations with comedian Jimmy Fallon — who has twice joined him as “Neil Young” on the Tonight Show.
“I have great respect for Jimmy,” Nash tells Bob Rivers. “I think he’s a brilliantly brave comedian. We had a lot of fun doing it. You have to suspend your belief system. You have to not take yourself so seriously, when you’re with Jimmy.”
Fallon, who’s long had an imitation of Young in his arsenal of bits, most recently sat in with Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills for a funny cover of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” “After the show, two things went on,” Nash adds. “One of them, Jimmy came up to be and said: ‘I can’t believe I’m singing with Crosby Stills and Nash. And then second thing is, David invited him to do stadiums with us — because nobody would know he wasn’t Neil! [Laughs.]”
Fallon’s “Young” also appeared alongside Crosby and Nash as they took on Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” on an previous episode.