David Letterman Tells Jokes To Empty Theater

By: Amanda Crum - October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has had far-reaching effects along the East Coast, sending snow storms as far away as Kentucky and causing massive flooding in New York, Maine, and Maryland, among other states. Airports have been shut down and several areas in New York City have been evacuated, which explains why David Letterman performed for an empty theater yesterday.

Letterman and Jimmy Fallon both taped their episodes yesterday afternoon without an audience, trying to make the best of a scary and unfamiliar situation by cracking jokes.

“If I were home, I’d be boarding up your television sets, because this is the stuff that’s gonna hurt somebody,” Letterman said.

Jimmy Kimmel, who normally records his show in L.A., was set to air from Brooklyn all this week but has cancelled the tapings.

“Though it pains us to do it, JKLfrom #Brooklyn tonight is cancelled,” Kimmel tweeted. “I’m disappointed too, but we want you to be safe.”

Amanda Crum

About the Author

Amanda CrumAmanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum

View all posts by Amanda Crum
  • Robin Nelson

    It would be fine with me if Letterman never had an audiance. Some of his political comments are obnoxious. Granted he has the right to say whatever he thinks, but he’s just a typical left wing entertainer who thinks he’s much more clever than he really is, in my opinion!

  • http://uggsonsalemall.webs.com/ uggsonsalemall.webs.com

    Bob has always had a crush on Lucy.Can I help you? Great minds think alike.Learn to say the fight thing at the fight time.To be careful!He set up a fine example to all of us.He set up a fine example to all of us.It seems all right.I agreeI’ll call a taxi in case of need.