Comedian Jimmy Fallon and Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined forces Sunday for the annual Polar Plunge.
The huge lakeside crowd braving 10 degree temperatures whooped and hollered and the two famous men emerged shortly after 10 a.m., having helped make memorable a day that organizers said would raise more than $1 million for Special Olympics Chicago.
The Fallon/Emanuel team sprang from an an interview Fallon did last month. He said he’d like to have Emanuel on as a Chicago guest. The mayor tweeted he would come on the show if Fallon would do the Plunge. Fallon said he wondered if he was being set up and asked if Chicago would have his back.
-Chicago Tribune reporting.