Jimmy Kimmel has shut down production of his 'Live' show ahead of Hurricane Sandy's predicted appearance in New York this week. The television star was set to go ahead with a first evening of a week-long taping schedule in Brooklyn, though the hurricane presented too great a risk, reports the Wall Street Journal.
In a statement on Monday, Kimmel's people said, "Due to stupid Hurricane Sandy and in the interest of the safety of our studio audience, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will not broadcast tonight from the Harvey Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music. We are hopeful to be back on the air tomorrow night with Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings." Kimmel's show wasn't the only one to be affected by the hurricane, with ABC studios cancelling tapings of The View and The Chew. Good old David Letterman is attempting to brave the pretty angry looking storm, though doesn't expect the public to turn out with him. He'll shoot the Late Show without his usual live studio audience, though guest Denzel Washington will be on hand to answer his questions.
Elsewhere, the comedian Louis CK called off his live performance in New York City on Sunday, joking on his website, "that "stormatron 5000 is supposed to crush our empire."