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We just went to see Jimmy Kimmel Live last night(2-24-05) and we
thought it was great ! Very professional production. Didn't have to
wait in line very long, like some other tapings. Security was good
As far as the show is concerned - I think it is just as funny as its competitors. The Cousin Sal bits are hilarious. Uncle Frank is a really nice guy too ! If you are in the area, I would suggest getting tickets.
The audience isn't very large. Only about 100 people. The Band is great and the sound system is superb.
I hat this 10 line rule. Again, I think this is a great hour of late night television.
His monologue is funny, he shows funny clips from current TV shows or World Events and he does a pleasant job of interviewing. Early on, he was given week-long co-hosts which I found a fun addition but they dropped the co-host and made him stand up for his monologue and the show does seem better although I miss Co-Hosts like David Cross, Snoop Dogg, Kathie Lee, Mike Tyson and Janeane Garofalo. His best guests have been Clay Aiken, Dane Cook(Hey Kool-Aid!), Wolf Blitzer(with Kimmel's father impersonating Wolf), Quentin Tarentino, Mike Tyson.... The show has the feel of Early Letterman with a slight edge. The Jake Byrd bits are always entertaining with Tony Barbieri playing an insane(but typical) Michael Jackson fanatic. His Cousin Sal hidden camera pranks are funny and the FCC This Week in Unnecessary Censorship is one of the funniest things on TV in the last 30 years. He has a running feud with the cast of The View and it's been very enjoyable watching him rip on Tons-O-Fun Starr Jones. Uncle Frank does an OK job and is sometimes funny on Red Carpet or Street interviews. Uncle Frank is clueless, it's funny for a little while but get's old and annoying. Geuermo's(sp) Hollywood Roundup is a little boring but the show is still one of the best late night shows. I wish he'd bring that hot hot hot girlfriend(Sarah Silverman)of his on the show more, she is one beautiful yenta. If he set out to best Leno, he could have done that with a pig farting on a snare drum because Leno is just weak unfunny and sad. Jimmy Kimmel Live rivals Letterman in the overall quality of show. Hopefully he will stay on long enough for the rest of the United States to smell what Jimmy Kimmel is cooking.
This show got off to a bad start. As a fan of 'The Man Show' and Adam Carolla on the radio show 'Loveline', I felt obligated to watch this show. I watched from it's debut after the Super Bowl untill about July of it's first season, and then I stoped. ABC had watered down Kimmel's best comedic qualities and the show struggled to get celebrities that mattered. To often did Carolla have to be a guest on the show, only proving that Jimmy is only funny when he and Adam play off each others jokes. But, in order to not turn off women offended by 'The Man Show', Adam could not become Jimmy's Co-host on a permenante basis. So Jimmy relied on weekly doeses of members of the Kimmel-Carolla comedy family (Kathy Griffen, David Allan Grier, Snoop Dogg,etc.) as guest hosts and stumbled through live broadcasts. In October, things began to change. With the probability that Jimmy would be cancelled high, he began to try to be himself instead of Letterman or Leno. Ratings began to improve slightly. I returned to the show on Halloween, and by Thanksgiving began to like the show alot more. In like Januarey ABC began bringing in guests from one movie for one week. This way bigger celebrities came on to promote films and shows. In February the show gave into ABC's request to try the show without co-hosts and tape some episodes. By mid-April co-hosts were gone and within the last 3 weeks of this post, all episodes were being taped. Now you see people promoting big movies on Kimmel aswell as Leno and Letterman and Jimmy has begun to emerge as a possible third big late night show.
Having watched several years of Carson and Leno, I was really
unprepared for Jimmy Fallon. I had known him a little from Saturday
Night Live and had seen a few minutes of his late show, but really not
enough to make a formed opinion.
I barely made it through his first Tonight Show. Fallon is much like a child screaming "look at me" as he goes down a slide... it's not very entertaining, it can be annoying and it takes no talent.
I had watched a few episodes of Jimmy Kimmel's show prior to Leno leaving and he seemed okay. Not being a fan of Letterman, I decided to give Kimmel a try before permanently switching to reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond.
I've been watching Kimmel for several weeks now and unlike Fallon, he is very funny, his jokes are crafted and most importantly he feels honest. Perhaps one of my biggest complaints about Fallon is that he is extremely fake and put-together. He recently even did a polar plunge in his "signature" suit. How ridiculously fake is that?
I compare that to Kimmel who wore a loomed suit made of rubber bands for an entire show for a good cause. He even choked up a bit talking to the child on-stage. It was honest emotion and gave him humanity that Fallon just does not have.
For those who've never seen his Thursday "Censored" bit, it really can be quite funny. If you enjoyed Leno's "Headlines" you might like this also.
Jimmy Kimmel is brilliant. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is the freshest, funniest
TV. Period. Despite a lack of big name celebrities (due to Leno's scare
JKL has managed to flourish; largely due to Kimmel's quick wit and off the
segments. What other show would feature Mike Tyson singing, a
pillow-fight between Goldberg and Jimmy's cousin Sal, Jay Mohr doing Nyquil shots, Snoop Dogg at the swap-meet and a gangsta spelling bee? And what other host would dare dance in his underwear and a fig leaf with a Japanese pop band on live TV? Only Jimmy Kimmel on JKL that's who.
Thank you Jimmy for resuscitating television.
I really like Jimmy Kimmel I find myself watching it more often than any other late night talk show. Jimmy isn't afraid to say something about anyone and he has some cool, interesting, and big name people on as either co-host or guests. I wouldn't be stunned if Jimmy Kimmel becomes the #1 late night talk show, Letterman, Leno, and the others have had their day.
I have seen most of the late night shows on T.V. and can say Kimmel's is the best. While some shows show a strength in just one particular area Kimmel keeps his show entertaining throughout. Most importantly, the monologues are strong night after night. What I also like about Kimmel is that he adds more personal stories than other hosts. Sitting down with guests can become boring but Kimmel keeps it interesting. The host seems to take his job seriously as he has always read or seen whatever the guest is talking about before they arrive, to give the audience and himself more information. The side-kick is funny and not just there for show. The band is also strong and not too in your face. A negative is that the show can sometimes get too promotional with a sketch sometimes revolved around a product. Also some sketches like "Lie Witness News" can become boring and redundant. However if you are looking for a late-night show I would recommend this one. If you are feeling down or whatever you can count on getting some good laughs from Kimmel.
Jimmy Kimmel Live is a different type of late night talk show. Jimmy is
a very creative person who has created a lot of shows, and is going for
a different audience than the usual. He is going for the person who
likes to see talk show guests, but also has a mix of live musical
entertainment, the Jimmy Kimmel concert series, as well as ongoing
members of the show doing various gags.
I think he is an excellent interviewer of his guests, and will make them look good on his show, as well as going for questions you won't hear others ask. His show edges more to the sort of show you always see at the later hour (which it occupies now), but may be on earlier in the future against the other two big late night shows.
The skits which are a part of the show include Cousin Sid and Uncle Frank are a fun to see, and some guests doing things you'd never expect them to do either.
I hope he has long running success on ABC and does well in the future.
I wouldn't say that Jimmy Kimmel Live has reached the caliber of other late night talk shows such as Late Night with Conan O'Brian, it is an incredibly interesting show. As a Mighty Mighty BossTones fan, I loved the choice to hire Dicky Barrett as the permanent announcer. Some other parts of the show I like are "Unneccessary Censorship", "Dress the Band", "Sit and Be Fit", and Dicky's compliment. I predict that within a year Jimmy Kimmel will be the top late night TV host. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. Another great part of J.K.L is the choice of bands and guests. I do miss the co-host for the week idea, but the show has gotten progressively better without it, so whatever works, right.
This show, like so many others, follows in the footsteps of past greats such as Johnny Carson, and Dave Letterman, who were both hilarious and had great times during their runs. Jimmy is funny although he goes a little too fast, it's hard to keep up sometimes with his interview style. But he's fun and takes aim at everyone in the public eye without getting too intense. I do feel many of his comic routines and skits seem to emulate Dave Letterman's crazy stunts a little to obviously, but that's OK because in a world like ours, it's nice to just have a fun evening for a change and laugh, without skip over the prevalent violence and darkness of today's prime time shows. The only real issue I have so far is the choice of musical talent to end the shows with. The others in the past had many losers themselves, but it seems Jimmy's show features a lot of real crap for music - the rap, the death-metal, whatever it's called. It's really out-of-place for an otherwise upbeat and fun show. In fact, I am starting to turn off the TV about the time the music sequences begin. So over all not bad, but they need to work on it some more.
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