On October 19-23, 2015, the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House became a Brooklyn street scene, and home to Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC's popular late-night talk show. This was the show's second visit to Brooklyn, and Local 4 renewed many happy acquaintances.
Guests included Jay Z, Bradley Cooper, Bernie Sanders, Tracy Morgan, Howard Stern, Joy Behar, and Bill Murray, among others. Two very magical moments stood out in particular: our IATSE brothers and sisters painstakingly loading in a DeLorean Time Machine through the just-wide-enough loading door for the 30th Anniversary of the film Back to the Future, with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as guests; and a special overdub of the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, voiced by our very own Local 4 stagehands. You can check out the results here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXRqbcu5rhc
Local 4 is delighted and proud to have partnered with ABC and Jimmy Kimmel to deliver another memorable Brooklyn week (Jimmy's first visit was during Hurricane Sandy.) Come back soon, Jimmy!