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Jimmy Fallon Empty Audience Amid CoronaVirus Pandemic

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With the coronavirus epidemic taking over the world and becoming a global health crisis, many shows are changing their formats. Not only are movie shootings getting canceled or postponed, but morning and night talk shows have also changed. Most of these talk shows usually have a live audience in the studio. But as the disease continues to spread, the shows are filming without the audience. Recently Ellen DeGeneres announced this decision. And now Jimmy Fallon has performed too without a live audience. Keep reading to find out more.

Jimmy Fallon monologue without live audience due to Coronavirus

In the monologue, host Jimmy Fallon shared that in the morning they were planning to have a full audience. But as the day progressed, the show and NBC decided it was smarter to do it without one. This is simply a step to play a part in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

He then goes on to tell the audience that we are not alone. Everyone is scared of the health crisis and how far-reaching it is becoming every day. But he highlighted the importance of support in this.

I’m just as confused and freaked out as you are. But when we are there for each other, we are at our best. And I’m here for you. We are here for you.

He went on to thank his staff and crew, many of whom even worked from home to put on this show.

The show

Interestingly, as the show went on, the format without a live audience was rather likable. Many watchers commented that it was actually more comforting this way. And it felt more real without the added extra laughter from the crowd.

Even Jimmy Fallon commented that they usually rehearse all of the show in front of the live audience.

But the smaller audience, with the crew around, it felt more genuine and casual. And it worked great for the show.

Here’s what some people had to say.




Basically, you all need to watch the monologue too. We all need a little humour, especially in these tense days. Watch it here.

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