‘Tonight’ show is Christie’s bridge back to comedy

Chris Christie Jimmy Fallon
This June 12, 2013 photo released by NBC shows host Jimmy Fallon, right, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Chistie during a taping of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)

NEW YORK (AP) — If you believe Chris Christie is going to put himself at the mercy of a late-night comic, we’ve got a bridge to sell you.

But it’s true. NBC said Monday that the New Jersey governor is booked to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show on Thursday, 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.

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