The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon it is returning to the NBC studios in New York City at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, which is after the host of the show is filmed away from home for the past couple of months, and in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. But just because Fallon, and The Roots are back in the studio The Tonight Show the crew members, this is not the end of the show, it will look the same as it was for the corona virus lockdown.
On Monday, Fallon recorded his first show on 30 Rock for four months, and the episode opened with a video segment that featured the comic on his way to and from work, while wearing a mask and getting his temperature taken at the door before being allowed in the building.
Fallon had a more casual feel when compared to traditional fit, it’s worn in the past by the host of the show from the studio, and he sat down on a stool to talk with the viewers, instead of standing in front of an opening monologue. A panning camera showed that there was an empty studio audience, and all of the staff were in the practice of the social distance of at least six feet apart from each other.
Everyone in the studio, with the exception of Fallon, and the three members of The Roots are on the stage, and were wearing masks, and face shields. It turned out that everyone in the studio had tested negative for the COVID or 19, and he had a nasal swab test before he was allowed in his office.
Fallon also showed to the cameras, “the little slip of paper that is part of the office is to let people know that the area has been cleaned. He said that they would return to the studio in the safest possible way, and that’s the only way they can do that.
Fallon, 45, started the show by saying that he was grateful “as a ” New Yorker”, that is, the state is starting to get back on its feet after getting hit hard by the corona virus.
He told me that the people in the countries that have seen an upswing in cases – such as Florida, Arizona and Texas – that he “knows how difficult it can be.” Fallon added that he was in the studio in order to show that “there is a light at the end of the tunnel and if we all do our part to make each other safe.”
“I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but it performs, all of the normalcy, it feels good,” said Fallon. “So, are you ready to put a smile on your face for an hour every night, and allow you to sit back and relax, while we try to give you a little bit of normal.”
Fallon noted that it’s not easy to do comedy in “the times”, as we are now, but there are also moments when we need it the most.”
“The show is going to be a bit different than what you’re used to,” said Jimmy Fallon. “There is no audience, the guests can use the streaming from my home, but I do think that, in some ways, we are getting used to that’s different. However, we are here for you and will slowly and safely get back to work, and go back to what it normally is.”
During the episode, Fallon interviewed on New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, and actress Charlize Theron. There was also a special performance by Little Big Town.
A new episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon air weekdays on NBC.