Jimmy Kimmel Cancels First Brooklyn Show Because of Hurricane Sandy

By Janet Upadhye on October 29, 2012 3:41pm 

 SEPTEMBER 23: Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
SEPTEMBER 23: Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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FORT GREENE — Jimmy Kimmel was set to host his live show from Brooklyn Academy of Music at 6 p.m. each night this week, but was forced to Monday's show due to Hurricane Sandy.

He announced the show's cancellation via Twitter.

"Though it pains us to do it, JKLfrom #Brooklyn tonight is cancelled. I'm disappointed too, but we want you to be safe," he tweeted Monday afternoon.

This comes after Kimmel, who was born in Brooklyn, planned to tape the show despite the impending storm.

"We are bringing in backup generators and will be able to do our show in the event of a power failure," Kimmel representatives told Entertainment Weekly. "We are also flying staff and crew out earlier to beat the storm. We have had no audience dropouts so far despite news of the storm."

He also confirmed the Brooklyn show Sunday tweeting, "starting to get windy here in #Brooklyn...I hope our shows don't fly away."

But apparently the winds were too strong to carry on with plans to air Monday’s show.

Kimmel has not yet commented on the remaining shows. Guests throughout the week include Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Alicia Keys, Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert, among more.

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