Kimmel, Fallon Taping Tuesday Shows With Audiences After Sandy Interruptions
UPDATED: Show reps say both late-night hosts will go ahead with previously planned shows, with Kimmel officially starting his Brooklyn visit joined by guests Howard Stern and Tracy Morgan.
As promised, Jimmy Kimmel is moving forward with plans to tape his Tuesday show in Brooklyn.
ABC's late-night host had planned to do the entire week from the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater, but Hurricane Sandy prompted Jimmy Kimmel Live! to cancel Monday's episode.
A rep for the Brooklyn-born comedian said Tuesday morning that plans were moving forward for an original broadcast, with Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan and musical guest Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings all confirmed to attend.
The show announced plans to prepare for Sandy on Sunday night, saying they were working with backup power generators and flying in additional crew members. The city later suspended outdoor filming permits -- and while Kimmel went dark, fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman taped without audiences.
Fallon's show announced Tuesday morning that his show would resume filming with an audience. Donald Trump, Andy Cohen and musical guest Trey Anastasio are all confirmed to attend.
Subway service and bridges between Brooklyn and Manhattan remain shut down.
Guests scheduled for the rest of Kimmel's week on the east coast include Chris Rock, Letterman and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert -- both of whom canceled their Monday shows.