Jimmy Kimmel Kicks Off Brooklyn Shows Post-Hurricane Sandy: ‘I Have Returned to Save My People’ (VIDEO)

By: Lauren DiMascio / October 31, 2012

Jimmy Kimmel Returns
The late night host will begin his Brooklyn shows.
The kickoff of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Brooklyn week may have been delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, but things went off without a hitch on Tuesday.

Broadcasting live from the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jimmy Kimmel started his monologue off in front of a packed house by repping his city, “Hi! I’m Jimmy! I was born in Bay Ridge. I grew up in Mill Basin. Tonight, I have returned to save my people from the storm.”

He then joked, “Thank you for ignoring the local authorities to be here tonight for our first show.”

Kimmel’s monologue also included jokes about being a meteorologist after watching so much storm coverage, their loss of hats, and Mayor Bloomberg’s amazing sign language interpreter. He also gave sidekick Guillermo a tour of where he grew up in Brooklyn including the house he hasn’t been to since he was 9-years-old.

Kimmel’s guests for the night included radio shock host Howard Stern and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan.

Stern joked, “I was begging Jimmy to cancel the show! I’m driving along and I’m trying to get here, and I thought, ‘Why am I really trying to be here tonight?’”

Meanwhile Jimmy Fallon, who performed sans audience Monday night, had a packed house on Tuesday. Fallon’s guest for the hour was mogul and the man behind Celebrity ApprenticeDonald TrumpFallon joked with Trump that he could take his $5 million dollar offer to Obama and give it to New Jersey.

David Letterman again went solo for night number 2 and made the obligatory joke: “I feel like Clint Eastwood, a guy talking to empty chairs.”

Letterman, a long time hero of Kimmel, will guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday.

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 12 AM on ABC. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 12:35 AM on NBC. The Late Show with David Letterman airs at 11:35 AM on CBS.

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