Jimmy Fallon is back to Tonight show stage, sans audience

He began his show with a filmed piece showing him “walking” to work, pulling down his mask so a Rockefeller Center security guard knew he was indeed an employee. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Representatives for Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah both said plans were in the works to return to studios but put no timetable on it. Andrew Cuomo and Charlize Theron, weren’t in the studio as the celebrity interviews continued remotely. The coronavirus pandemic shut down TV and film production in March for safety reasons. There was no audience. Jimmy Fallon, along with other late-night hosts, have been working remotely the past few months of months. By: AP | New York |

Published: July 15, 2020 9:19:23 am

Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon returned to New York City studio for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. The NBC late-night host returned to NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters on Monday, saying he hoped he could provide his audience with a little more “normal” during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
The studio is largely empty, but Jimmy Fallon is out of his home and back to the Tonight show stage. “So hopefully we can put a smile on your face an hour every night and let you sit back and relax while we try to bring you a little bit of normal.”
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For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Jimmy Fallon was dressed more informally, with a sweater instead of a suit. Everyone there had tested negative for COVID-19, he said. “Normalcy, any type of normalcy, feels great,” he said. “I’m here to show you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel if we keep each other safe,” Fallon said. Studio crew members wore face shields and masks. His backup band, the Roots, were in place. New York has slowly been reopening as other parts of the country are now feeling the full effects of the epidemic.