Jimmy Fallon often invites fans into his 30 Rock studio to watch him rehearse his Tonight Show monologue. But this week he tried something different, using the hot new app Meerkat to stream video of the rehearsal to anyone around the world who wanted to see what jokes he’s planning on telling during tonight’s show.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) March 18, 2015
After sending out the tweet above, Fallon got up to 2,000 people to watch fuzzy video of him making his way through jokes about Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation among other current events. Once he had finished that part of his rehearsal, the host took over as cameraman to give fans a mini-tour of his desk.
In an interview with CNN from the SXSW festival this week, Jimmy Kimmel predicted that the concept of “late night TV” could soon become obsolete since people can watch clips online whenever they want. Now that viewers can stream a late night host’s monologue hours before it airs, that statement seems truer than ever.
Watch a clip of the live stream video below, via Meerkat:
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