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Adam Sandler Tells Hurricane Sandy What's What

Adam Sandler took the stage at the Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 benefit concert last night to belt out this parody version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," entitled "Sandy, Screw Ya." Other comedians performing at the benefit included Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, and non-comedy people like Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney & Nirvana, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West, and Billy Crystal.

Louis C.K. and Bill Hader Promise 'SNL' Will Happen No Matter What in New Promos

Here's host Louis C.K. and cast member Bill Hader in a series of promos for this weekend's new SNL. The two promise they're doing the show "no matter what happens," as long as they don't get wet again.

New York City's been hit hard by the hurricane, and this week, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live all had to cancel tapings while David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon each did their shows without an audience for a night or two. Unlike these other NYC comedy shows, SNL will be going forward this weekend, presumably with an audience. It's a pivotal episode for the show, its [...]

Louis C.K. Hosting Two Hurricane Benefits in Staten Island November 17th

American hero Louis C.K. will be headlining two benefits for Hurricane Sandy next week, Gothamist reports. The shows will both take place on the night of November 17th at Staten Island's St. George Theater. 250 tickets for good seats will be auctioned to the highest bidder, while another 500 will be given to hurricane victims for free. Tickets will be offered through Louis C.K.'s website, but there's no word yet on when they go up. There's also no word on whether or not C.K. will be closing out his set with a live rendition of his "Ram Horn" sketch from this week's SNL.

Letterman Producer Rob Burnett on Doing the Show without an Audience

"Ultimately we made the decision that in times of crisis, television tends to continue. We thought, well, there will be news channels on, there will be reporters running around, we should be able to do a show. And in light of everything else that's going on, maybe it will be a nice alternative for people who have had their fill of watching reporters in slickers in the rain."

- 'Late Show' producer Rob Burnett to TV Guide about the hurricane-inspired decision to have David Letterman go on the air without an audience the past two nights.

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Producer Michael Schneider Discusses the Show's Challenging, Exhilarating Week in New York

"It has been incredibly challenging for our staff and crew and Jimmy, but at the same time absolutely exhilarating… We planned for a year to come to Brooklyn, and never in our contingency plans did we ever make any accommodations for a hurricane. We just never, ever had that on our list of to do items that we needed to address. We tried to think of everything that we could ever imagine happening, and that certainly was not one of them. It feels like we're all in this together, creating this unbelievable experience of a week of shows that we knew would be special, but we never could have anticipated [...]

Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman Did Their Shows Without Audiences Last Night

Hurricane Sandy caused Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel (who picked the wrong week to bring his show to Brooklyn) to cancel their shows last night, but Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman stayed strong and did their shows anyway, without an audience. It turns out to be super fun and only a little unnerving. Here's Fallon's monologue, which announcer Steve Higgins points out he's doing as if he had an audience. If they're always this fun, late night hosts should try doing their shows for an empty room more often, even when the weather doesn't necessitate it.

More of Fallon's audience-free show, plus Letterman performing to an empty [...]