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‘Tonight’ Show is Christie’s Bridge Back to Comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is booked to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show on Thursday,

 Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during a taping of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center
Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during a taping of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Christie will appear alongside comic Chris Rock and musician Kacey Musgrave.

Christie is no stranger to late-night television. He appeared on Fallon’s “Late Night” three times before the star took over “Tonight” in February. But this is his first foray into late-night comedy since the story about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge became a problem for the Republican governor.

His last national television appearance was as himself on NBC’s “Michael J. Fox Show” in which he tries to give Fox’s character an exclusive as he dozes off.

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