Emmy-winning funnyman Jimmy Kimmel serves up comedy bits and welcomes guests that include other comics, celebrities, athletes and musicians, as well as everyday people with unusual or compelling personal stories. Kimmel's family and friends take part in the festivities, including his Cousin Sal, Uncle Frank (until his death in 2011) and childhood friend Cleto Escobedo III, who leads the show's house band. Recurring segments include the FCC-pleasing This Week in Unnecessary Censorship in which they take TV clips and "bleep and blur things whether they need it or not," as Kimmel describes it. But it's too bad they consistently run out of time for Matt Damon's segment.
You. Me. Tonight.
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The show was originally broadcast live. In 2004, due to increasing concerns about offending local affiliates, the show began taping an hour before airtime, so network executives can vet it before it goes to air. See more
Didn't you get bit by a spider or something?
Yes, I got bit on my ass by a spider. And I thought that I had cancer but...
...it turns out you have super powers!
It turns out now that I can climb buildings, and save people from criminal acts.
Each show opens differently ultimatly ending with Jimmy flicking a giant switch to turn on the lights. See more