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Letterman and Fallon Tape Sans Audiences as Stewart and Colbert Cancel Shows Due to Sandy

Late night takes precautions

David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon said they would tape their shows without audiences Monday as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert joined Jimmy Kimmel in cancelling tapings because of Hurricane Sandy.

All decided to cancel or not admit audiences because of fears of people being injured going to or from the tapings. Kimmel, who normally tapes in Los Angeles, is in Brooklyn for this week's tapings of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

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Letterman's "Late Show" on CBS will also tape without an audience on Tuesday. Fallon's "Late Night" will be audience-free for at least Monday. There was no word on whether "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report" would return Tuesday.

The late-night shows join a long list of entertainment options that have shut down because of the storm: Broadway and movie theaters were shuttered, and Louis C.K. rescheduled a standup performance Sunday at New York's City Center.