"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" returned to hosting live studio audiences this week after months of remote shows and appearances in the studio without members of the public in attendance.

Monday's broadcast included an audience of vaccinated first responders, Fallon said, adding that the remainder of shows this week would have similar audiences. It wasn't clear what the show's plans for next week and beyond were as of yet.

"Please just give me a minute to soak up this audience. I've never been more excited to do a show for 58 people in my life," Fallon quipped. "After last year, this is like performing at a sold-out Madison Square Garden."

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"All week our audience will include first responders and health care workers," he added.

In an Instagram post celebrating the move, Fallon said, "I can’t describe the feeling of performing in front of a live audience. We work well together. I missed it so much. Thank you."