Fal­lon, ‘Tonight' re­turn to stu­dio, sans au­di­ence

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The stu­dio is largely empty, but Jimmy Fal­lon is out of his home and back to the “Tonight” show stage.

The NBC late-night host re­turned to NBC’s Rock­e­feller Cen­ter head­quar­ters Mon­day, say­ing he hoped he could pro­vide his au­di­ence with a lit­tle more “nor­mal” dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

“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.

Fal­lon, along with other late-night hosts, have been work­ing re­motely the past few months. The coro­n­avirus pan­demic shut­down TV and film pro­duc­tion in March for safety rea­sons. New York has slowly been re­open­ing as other parts of the coun­try are now feel­ing the full ef­fects of the epi­demic.

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.

His backup band, the Roots, were in place. Stu­dio crew mem­bers wore face shields and masks.

Ev­ery­one there had tested neg­a­tive for COVID-19, he said. There was no au­di­ence.

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