The Office star dropped by the show seemingly unannounced on Friday (29Jul11) and interrupted the host's comedic stand-up, much to the delight of the surprised crowd.
Carell acknowledged America's ailing economy and soaring movie ticket prices - and then invited the entire studio to see his new comedy at a nearby Los Angeles cinema for free.
He said, ""I happened to be driving by the studio and I heard you talking about the economy. And it is bad. I'm not here to talk about my new film Crazy, Stupid, Love, which opens today. That is not the reason I am here. I am here because I care Jay. I care about these people, I care about what they're going through.
""Jay, tonight I would like to be your Oprah. I would like to offer, to everyone in this studio, free passes to the AMC Burbank (theatre), tonight, a screening of Crazy, Stupid, Love.""
Carell then rushed into the cheering audience, and handed out the passes, yelling, ""You get a ticket! You get a ticket! And you get a ticket!""