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Jimmy Kimmel ...  Self - Host / ... 3,271 episodes, 2003-2021
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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.

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You. Me. Tonight.


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Trivia

The April 20th, 2017 broadcast was the last episode to air before Kimmel went on temporary hiatus for the birth of his son William who was born with a heart defect. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Kimmel: Didn't you get bit by a spider or something?
Chester Bennington: Yes, I got bit on my ass by a spider. And I thought that I had cancer but...
Jimmy Kimmel: ...it turns out you have super powers!
Chester Bennington: It turns out now that I can climb buildings, and save people from criminal acts.
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Crazy Credits

Each show opens differently ultimatly ending with Jimmy flicking a giant switch to turn on the lights. See more »

Connections

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Written by Cleto Escobedo III, Les Pierce, Jimmy Kimmel and Jonathan Kimmel
Performed by Cleto and the Cletones
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Getting up there
15 July 2004 | by ilinerSee all my reviews

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.


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