The Eerie Sound of a Late Night Monologue Without the Laughter of a Studio Audience

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The Eerie Sound of a Late Night Monologue Without the Laughter of a Studio Audience

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | October 30, 2012 | Comments ()

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Last night, both David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon trudged ahead with tapings of "The Late Show" and "Late Night," respectively, but in both cases, they sent their audiences home ahead of Hurricane Sandy. In Letterman's case, he ended up eschewing a monologue, although he delivered a few of the jokes at his desk just to see what it would feel like without an audience response, while Jimmy Fallon stood up there and gave his entire monologue. With our minds conditioned the way they are to expect laughter, it was weirdly eerie to hear silence at the end of a punchline. This is what Jay Leno must feel like every night of the week.

Here's Dave:

Here's Jimmy's Monologue (which starts around 2:15), and to be fair, these are really bad jokes, the Walken impression notwithstanding.

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Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)

Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)

Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his Pussy Posse Wolf Pack were on the douche prowl in NYC. (Lainey)

Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)

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