'Late Night' Host Jimmy Fallon Tests Out Jokes for Live Audience Before Show

By Ben Fractenberg on July 21, 2010 10:36am 

Talk-show host Jimmy Fallon posed with his former boss, SNL creator Lorne Michaels, at the Stones' re-release party on Tuesday.
Talk-show host Jimmy Fallon posed with his former boss, SNL creator Lorne Michaels, at the Stones' re-release party on Tuesday.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN WEST — Looking for a good laugh?

"Late Night" talk show host Jimmy Fallon gives out free tickets on weekday afternoons for fans to attend a practice run-through of his opening monologue, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Interns for the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show reportedly hand out 60 tickets around Rockefeller Center each weekday afternoon for the 3:30 p.m. rehearsal, the paper reported.

"It's such a help for the monologue and [the] writers, because you go in and trim the fat, use [only] the ones that work for air,” Fallon told The Post. “The audience is always right."

Fallon is apparently the only late night host to test out his jokes ahead of time — something he did during dress rehearsal at Saturday Night Live.

"I don't know why everyone doesn't do it. It's pretty helpful,” Fallon also told The Post. “I look forward to doing it every day."

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