“You’re performing as if there was an audience,” announcer Steve Higgins said, making light of the pauses Fallon was observing between jokes.“I’m just assuming that people at home will be watching either on their laptops or get their generators out … and they’re going to want to leave room to laugh,” Fallon said.As it turned out, millions of people were without power on Monday night.Over on CBS, Letterman welcomed Denzel Washington, who took the stage wearing a yellow raincoat. “I swam,” he joked. “Only for you, Dave.”
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