Update (March 22, 2017, 12:42 PM PT) Sirianni shared video of his reaction to getting the internship joined by his friends and family at an intimate viewing party on Wednesday night. He gives a shout out to Gary Vee from "The Tonight Show" for assisting in getting his video into the hands of producers.
The overnight internet sensation who just landed an internship with "Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" told TooFab what prompted his unconventional job application.
"I thought it would help me stand out from the thousands of other applicants," said Sirianni during an interview with us Thursday morning.
"The Tonight Show" is a comedy institution and so a lot of college kids want to be apart of that, so I thought I would put my hopeful music skills and video skills together and make something cool," Sirianni told TooFab.
The Washington State University student posted a video Monday that he sent in of himself rapping Daniel Radcliffe's 2013 "Alphabet Aerobics," which the actor performed on Fallon's show back in 2014.
The application video instantly went viral and Sirianni was offered the job on air by Fallon himself on Wednesday's broadcast.
“Jake, if you're watching, and you better be watching — pack your bags, buddy! I'll see you this summer,” Fallon said. “I can't wait to meet you, man. Get ready to work!”
Siriani said he immediately turned off all social media for the night, and watched the West coast airing to avoid ruining the surprise.
"I got the tweet at 6 o'clock saying to watch the show, and so right when the east coast turned on I turned off all social media, just to not get it spoiled," Sirianni told TooFab. "I watched it at 11:35 with a little viewing party and I recorded my reaction because Fallon told me to, and I''l be sending that to them today."
When asked how long it took him to make the video, Sirianni said: "I started this project in early to mid-February and it took about 60 to 80 hours of his life."
Sirianni relied on his social media contacts to advance the video, tagging "The Tonight Show" writers and comedians. As of now, the video has close to 150,000 views on YouTube.
"I shared it on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, and after about 50 shares on FB, it started to get into the 1000's and I was like 'wow!' I'm friends with some of the Tonight Show writers because I'm interested in their writing style and they're really funny, so I tagged them in the lyrics. On Tuesday I got a message from one of the cameramen who said he has passed it along to his producer and I was like 'man oh man, this is crazy.'"
Sirianni's advice for others who saw his video and are considering doing something similar? Do what works best for your craft.
"If you can find a way to reinvent yourself and make yourself new, and if you are passionate about it defiantly go for it. If you're strengths aren't in the creative, you can find a way around it, or hack it and use your strengths to get to where you want to go," he said.