Early in the show, Howard relived his trek to Brooklyn for last night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' taping: "It was difficult for Ronnie, he was driving, and below 23rd street, there was no power, so there were no stoplights. … Not long to come back, but it took a long time to get down there."
Howard was greeted by a packed house: "I hate doing those appearances [but] I just wanted to show Jimmy that I cared about him. Because he always does our show, and I really do adore the guy personally."
Later, Howard returned to the subject, saying he had little time to himself in the dressing room--at one point he returned from the bathroom only to find his room near capacity: "It was like a Fellini movie going on in there. Literally, there were 12 to 15 people in my dressing room."
Most all of them were Kimmels--a horde unlikely to have the same access tonight. But one Kimmel was welcome, Jimmy's mom: "She's a sexy woman. I would do Jimmy's mother."