For those of you who have already received tickets to see “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” upon the comedian’s return to Brooklyn, we now have some great news for you: the show will in fact go on despite Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the east coast Monday.
The worst of the storm is expected to arrive in the New York area Monday evening, but in a statement (per Entertainment Weekly) a rep for the show states that they are making the key preparations to have the show really no matter what happens when it comes to the weather outside:
“We are bringing in back-up generators and will be able to do our show in the event of a power failure …We are also flying staff and crew out earlier to beat the storm. We have had no audience drop-outs so far despite news of the storm.”
As for some of the guests on Monday night’s show including Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, and Alicia Keys, and it’s not clear if any of them have canceled their appearances yet; the good news is that once we get past Tuesday (which is when Tracy Morgan, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will appear), the weather should stabilize enough so that Wednesday night’s interview with Kimmel’s personal idol David Letterman goes off without too much of a hitch.
On Sunday night, Kimmel was bold enough to have a birthday party for his father at the famous Brooklyn pizzeria Grimaldi’s, which opted to stay open simply so that it could accommodate the event despite some of the weather warnings.
How unlikely do you think it is for Kimmel that now is the time some of his shows are finally in Brooklyn? If you want to view some highlights from the late-night show so far this season, all you have to do is click here.
Update: The first show for Monday night has since been canceled.