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Letterman On His Audience-Less Post-Sandy Show: ‘I Feel Like Clint Eastwood’

What, like a hurricane is going to keep ol’ David Letterman down? Never! The Late Show host dealt with the logistical nightmare caused by Hurricane Sandy by simply performing his show without an audience.

Letterman joked that they’d do things “just like every other night” by “pretending” the audience isn’t here.

“We pretend they care,” agreed musical director Paul Shaffer.

“Yeah, we know they’re just looking for a place to sit down,” said Letterman, “which is fine with us. I had to come in; I used up all my sick days.” The host went on to joke that even Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps couldn’t get to work that day, adding that “I feel like Clint Eastwood, an old guy talking to empty chairs.”

Feeling that delivery could have gone better, Letterman then recruited drummer Anton to spice it up a little.

Have a look, via CBS:

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