Now, this is dedication — despite Hurricane Sandy pounding the East Coast, New York-centric late night hosts Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, and Andy Cohen braved the storm to present their shows to viewers in need of a laugh following the storm’s devastation. (At least, those viewers that had power.) Not that they let their audiences do so — the hosts presented jokes to empty chairs, without a laugh track helping support their monologues. Below, watch Fallon’s Late Night cold open and monologue, which included (naturally) a solid Grease-era John Travolta impression:
Letterman, on the other hand, took a slightly more serious approach during his Late Show monologue, pointing to the storm’s ominous crawl towards the East Coast. The host told Paul Schaffer that Sandy was being called “one of the worst storms in U.S. history.”
Cohen, on the other hand, during Watch What Happens Live chose to help viewers — and himself — cope with the storm’s aftermath via distraction. While large portions of the city experienced blackouts, Cohen entertained those who still could tune in with best-of clips from the series and callers’ questions.
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