I love humor and am the first to laugh at some of the funny situations that I may encounter as someone who is blind. I was extremely disappointed to see Will Smith's clip of the Blind Referee. As a professional I have spent much time educating and debunking many of these ridiculous stereotypes. This insensitive portrayal does so much damage .. not funny at all. I wish Will Smith - the writers and Jimmy Kimmel would have taken a moment to stop and think about the damage of such a clip. .
Just watched your Celebrities respond to rude tweets segments and couldn't help but notice the screen name for the person addressing Snooky. I believe it was something like F---ingJennifer but without the hypens on live tv. Good luck with that Jimmy.
While Jimmy Kimmel is great there be no way he should insult the Vietnam Veterans by having Hanoi Jane on his show. She cause political scorn and alone created harsh punishment for prison of war vets held by the Vietnamese during the war. She personal greeted these brave soldiers who handed her notes which she gave to the Vietnamese officers causing beatings and a few deaths of US soldiers.Jane Fonda should die a missable long death.
On 1-25-11,you showed a stereotypical portrayal of black women fighting to depict Oprah meeting her sister. It was also insensitive and sophomoric to portray the little person in that context as your sister; so you managed to insult black women, little people, marginalize acknowledgement of the embracing of a woman who had long been denied her birthright by insensitive hypocrits in society that engender the "1st Amendment" climate that makes you and the "Iraq War funeral demmonstrators" feel okay to offend away! You have shown too many racist images of African Americans and other derogatory images of other ethnic and religious groups. Given your influence, has it occured to you that you might be appealing to and inciting those of the "Tucson shooter" and "Tea Party Conservative" ilk, as if they need any more inflammation or 'egging' on? There are differences in humor, reparte, sarcasm and insult. Don't you have any more imagination for your inflated pay? firstname.lastname@example.org
The great thing about this late night show is the fact that the interviewer (Jimmy Kimmel in this case) isn't the only one that does the jokes. This is because of the fact that his security guards also play parts in the shows skits. This includes Guillermo (parking lot security guard with a thick Spanish accent that makes nearly everything he says hilarious) and Uncle Frank (Jimmy's uncle and security guard that is clueless about the modern age we live in because of his old age).
There are also great segments (which are on Youtube on JimmyKimmelLive's channel) which include (my personal favorite) "unneccessary censorship" (a weekly segment on Fridays where things and words are bleeped and blured to make the illusion that rated R material is being shown on TV today).
As I was saying I don't watch it often so i will not rate it as perfect unless i really knew it was. I like it from what I have seen though. One of my favourite things that i saw was when his girl friend Sarah Silvermen and matt Damon made a joke video and posted it on YouTube entitled "I'm f****** Matt Damon".
Jimmy then on his show said that he's "not one to hold a grudge. So I went into my cave and I plotted my revenge. You can be sure that if you take something i love from me, I'll take something you love from you." He then made a video with alot of different famous actors and actresses like Cameron Diaz and Robin Williams and made a video called "I'm f****** Ben Aflick" Some people wouldn't have gotten that joke but i did since I saw them in Dogma! It's an awesome show.
I got into this show like two years ago. It was late night and I was getting bored with so little amount of channels but this show sprug on and I watched. I loved it! I still love that odd humor, silly humor, and make you laugh out loud humor that Jimmy does. He even brings people I want to and music guests, one of the best talk shows ever!
I first watched Jimmy Kimmel Live fully when one of the guys from the hip-hop group Cypress Hill was performing on the show in July. After I saw "Unnecessary Censorship" on another episode, I began watching JKL every Friday Night. Anyway, Mr Kimmel has a quickly uninteresting sense of humor, with his regular removal of ideas from context when he hits on the news with editing of videos. However, some of the "funny" videos were real, as indicated by the Associated Press logo on a video of Nancy Pelosi's son licking a pole on one episode. Over the season, I have noticed that Kimmel can't really hold a monologue by himself, as he is overly reliant on sampling/video editing to be funny. But there was this one episode where he hosted on a bus that aired sometime in May 2007 where at least he had the balls to hold a monologue by himself. "Unnecessary Censorship" is another reason why I watch the series, with the editors at ABC taking TV highlights of the week and bleeping and blurring them "whether they need it or not". It's not that illogical, though, watch it for yourselves at you'll understand. The best guest musical stars I've seen on JKL were B-Real (of Cypress Hill), Nas, Slayer, the Used, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Overall, JKL is a late-night show that's worth your time only when there's an interesting guest interview subject/musical guest. Otherwise, wait half an hour for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on NBC, as other late-night hosts like O'Brien are funnier and don't need that much "plagarism" to be funny. Asking Jimmy Kimmel to make a good comedic monologue is like asking Sean "Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy" Combs to do a freestyle rap (if you know in his albums how many guest stars he needs).
Jimmy Kimmel has definetly take hints from David Letterman (One of Jimmy heros). He monologe is right out funny and well written. His Guest are right on. His musical guest rock too. It is worth the late hour its on to see who is on and see what Jimmy has come up with to make us Laugh out loud.(trying not wake up the kids). I Loved jimmy in the Man show. ABC did the right thing by giving Jimmy this show. Its a show for all late night viewers and if you are not tivo it. It's worth it. Great Job Jimmy.
Forget Leno and his family friendly programming. Forget Letterman and his supposedly hilarious reporte with Paul. Forget... well, don't forget Conan. He's still funny, and conducts the best interviews. But in the time between 12 and 12:35, turn Kimmel on. You won't regret it.
Kimmel has one of the funniest monologues going, featuring real news clips and mock footage in contrast to the standard stand-up and tell a crappy joke set-up everyone else uses. Mixed in with it all is Kimmel's quick wit, quiet one liners, and genuine exctitment over what he is doing, something many other hosts seem to lack. To top it all off, Jimmy's show is packed full of his own friends and family, giving the show a mood no other late night show can hold a candle to.
These aren't professionals. They're an extremely talented group of friends looking to have some fun. Not much can be said for "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Even if you don't absolutely love the show, it's hard to argue that it isn't distinct and different from its competition, especially the many low-key guests and generally more up to date stories featured in the opening. So go watch Jimmy. Seriously, do it.
I won't say this show has grown on me but he's not as bad as he was when he began. Mostly I'm posting to say that some show that follows his is the worst thing on TV. I don't see a separate catagory for it so I'm sticking it here. Byron Allen is the host and he interviews comics. No problem with the people he has on the show, but he is hands down the worst host I have ever seen. Someone needs to smack that stupid grin off his face and teach him how to talk. He is incapable of conducting an interview!
This is the funniest of all the late night shows, Jimmy Kimmel brings wit, and originality to an other wise stale venue. Unlike the robots who seem to be telling jokes to the past, and dancing like monkeys on rewind on the other channels Kimmel is still stays fresh. How long that last I don't know but I have a feeling that this show will gain huge popularity in the next few years.
Jimmy is great, I have watched him since Win Ben Stein's money and I have always found him to be hilarious. He has good skits, he has Gueillermo & Uncle Frank who are hilarious too, as well as Cousin Sal. I don't think there is really anything I don't like about the show. He doesn't kiss these actors butts, he just talks to them like a normal conversation which is great. He will make fun of almost anything even if he believes in it himself it seems. He can laugh at himself, which alot of talkshow hosts can, but it's a good quality. I love this show and I hope it will be on for a long time to come.
This show is funny, the cast is great, and he always has someone interesting on the show. The bits are original and very creative. He always says things that will make you laugh. The tribute they had for him the other day was one of the best episodes, but it was messed up what he did to matt damon.
Unnecessary Censorship is possibly the best bit on late night TV, and I enjoy watching them take bits to the streets, finding regular people to participate with them. The writers may possibly be the best in Late Night, because Jimmy Kimmel is not funny enough to think of that stuff. What the show needs is a funnier host but keep everything else the same. And also Jimmy, remember when you said that the Pistons didn't stand a chance in the finals against you L.A Fakers? You were wrong! You're also not live, and you're dull and lazy of a host. Where's your showmanship?
This show is in a bad time slot and if it were on at 11:30, it would take away a big chunk of Leno's audience. The show reminds me of early Late Night With David Letterman on NBC. The Head Writer Steve O'Donnell was Letterman's Head Writer and you can tell. The show is funny first and foremost but it adds so much more when they do the bits with Tony Barbieri as Jake Byrd(a lunatic Michael Jackson Fan), the pranks from Cousin Sal, the giveaways of cars to random people, the fun contests for Superbowl trips, and the Tribute to The FCC where they censor things that don't need to be censored and make it seem like they were really cursing. Jimmy does a great job interviewing and goes the extra mile to entertain. A perfect example is from the May 18th Teri Hatcher interview where they did a great fake bit using real Hollywood reporters just for a 15 second bit but you know it took them a few hours to prepare it. The show beats the crap out of Leno's lame garbage. Watch Jimmy Kimmel on any Friday night and you'll never go back to Leno.
Well, Today is the 17th. That will let you know what Episode this was, that I'm talking about. Everything was Funny and Great Till Jimmy and his guest did something very unsafe and very "not cool" They both were shooting at a target range that had been set up for them with paintball markers. Now, the fact that they werent usuing masks and what not was bad, but somewhat forgiveable seeing as this is a staged show. But what Lit me up was the fact that When they were done shooting a the range, instead of pointing the markers in a safe direction, they both pointed them at the cammera which just so happened to be tucked into the crowd!! The audiance could have gotten shot!! Ive been into PB for 2 years and I Dont think we need any more bad press because some guy on tv accidently shot a audiance member!! A ball could have gotten stuck in the feed neck and chambered without him knowing about it and hurt someone! I know this because of howmany times me and my friends, who are all intelligent people, have had there marker discharge into there barrel sock ( the thing that SHOULD have been on the end of there marker) when thinking it wasnt on, didnt have any paint, etc.....
Jimmy..... I hope you read this man... If you want someone to teach you paintball saftey Im your guy, I wont charge you or anyone who wants to learn. Heack I'll play a few games with ya if you prove to me you can be safe! But what You did was DUMB. Not only that It makes us Paintballers look bad in the process. I would love to have a celeb with good common sense such as your self represent the sport, but you have failed here! William Shatner is the only guy I know whos in the public eye that activly promotes the sport and stands arm in arm with us.
Please DO me a favor, Go to a Local Paintball shop and get a saftey manual, check it out, talk to the owner and get some advise.......... not only that, that girl also had that barrel leveled point blank at your soft parts and could have damaged those too.
I had never seen this show before - they don't show it on free-to-air TV in Australia. Myself and a couple of friends were asked on the street outside the studio if I wanted to be in the audience of Jimmy Kimmel. My first response was "who?", then after some explaination... 'sure, i'd love to'.
The guests were Paul Reiser (who I knew from Mad about you), Matt Leinart (some football guy I'd never heard of, but everyone else in the audience loved him) and dredg (I knew the name, but not the music).
Despite my unfamiliarity with the guests, I had a great night. I found Jimmy Kimmel to be a funny guy - much better than Rove for anyone from Aust. He knew what he was talking about and the guests had a good time. The banter between him and the cast, crew and band was hilarious. They really have a great time making this show.
Fun Fact: During the warm-up, the warm-up guy spotted an audience member sitting in front of me, due to the fact that he had shown no emotion throughout the whole warm-up. He questioned him on it and he turned out to be this really creepy guy, who had the whole audience in hysterics due to his stoic, creepy behaviour mixed with the ribbing he was getting from the warm-up guy and Jimmy. Jimmy mentioned at the start of the episode about he always had the best audiences - with some exceptions. He was making reference to Mr Creepy.
Being in the Audience of Jimmy Kimmel was one of the highlights of my time in LA.
He is overall pretty funny, however, he is a lot better doing things that don't involve late night talk show hosting. I am not really a big fan of this type of his comedy. he was much more funny on the man show, even though he is still funny on this show. I hope he can move to a show that will bring out all of his comedic assets, so that I can enjoy him even more.
Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcasted from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.
Despite the name, the show is actually taped an hour before it begins airing in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. The hour-long program premiered after Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003 on ABC. It airs weeknights at 12:06am (11:06pm Central Standard Time), resulting in the show beginning in the middle of competitors The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman, and ending in the middle of Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Late Late Show. The program currently follows Nightline on the ABC network. Some people speculate that Kimmel will move to the 11:35pm slot after Ted Koppel retires.
Music is provided by the band Cleto and the Cletones, led by Jimmy Kimmel's childhood friend, Cleto Escobedo, Jr. Kimmel's relatives, Frank Potenza, called Uncle Frank, and Sal Iacono, called Cousin Sal, are "characters" that appear on the program in most episodes. Uncle Frank is often set out to do reporting on the red carpet of a movie premiere or awards show, where he will do things like mistake the celebrity he is talking to for a different person. Cousin Sal usually does skits out of the studio such as impersonating a store employee and purposely giving customers bad service, insulting them, or giving them something they did not order/ask for. There is a musical performance at the end of the show, that performs on either an indoor or outdoor stage. Early episodes of the show had a different announcer each night and a different co-host each week, Dicky Barrett, lead singer of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, is now the permanent announcer, and there are no longer co-hosts. The stage the show is filmed on has gone through many changes, from the addition of a platform in front of the stage for Jimmy to do his monologue on, to various stage backgrounds.
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