Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC Television Network’s distinctive late-night talk show. The show features a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human interest subjects. Along with a light-hearted and recognizable cast of characters, a hip house band and comedy bits in Kimmel’s inimitable style, the show additionally offers one of the funniest, freshest monologues on television today, drawing from all forms of topical media. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” often features elaborate, innovative stunts such as having notables like J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino guest-direct an entire episode; traveling the show to Detroit for a week’s worth of Super Bowl-themed shows; conducting a special episode from a hospital bed with interviews featuring the doctors on staff of ”Grey’s Anatomy,” as they tended to Jimmy’s snakebite wound; and constructing a state-of-the-art performance stage in the center of Hollywood Boulevard to showcase A-list music acts.
The show originates from Disney’s El Capitan Entertainment Center, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of LA’s star studded Walk of Fame. This illustrious location is featured prominently in the show as Kimmel showcases the unique character of Hollywood. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 12:05 a.m. in most markets.
In its fifth season, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is enjoying a ratings boost and has featured such high profile regular guests as George Clooney, Britney Spears, Jennifer Garner, Robin Williams, Shaquille O’Neal, Clay Aiken, Eva Longoria, Eminem, Diane Sawyer, Lindsay Lohan, Hillary Duff, Jessica Alba, Simon Cowell, Janet Reno, Kiefer Sutherland, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Kelly Ripa, Jack Black, Teri Hatcher, Sir Ian McKellen and Mariah Carey; plus musical guests Coldplay, 50 Cent, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Destiny’s Child, Jane’s Addiction, Toby Keith, Gwen Stefani, Audioslave, Nelly, Motley Crue, Green Day, Barry Manilow, Franz Ferdinand, Lionel Richie, The Wiggles and Alanis Morissette since its premiere on Super Bowl Sunday, January 26, 2003.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is taped later in the day than other late-night shows – at 7:45 p.m., PT. This allows the show to be extremely topical -- able to respond to the news of the day more quickly than the competition. Kimmel applies his irreverent wit to politics, television, the media, the FCC, popular culture – everything is a target. A weekly comedy segment called “Unnecessary Censorship” pokes fun at the FCC’s crackdown on the media by unnecessarily censoring clips from TV news, political speeches, reality TV and nature shows. Other regular comedy segments include Cousin Sal’s hidden camera pranks, number one Michael Jackson fan Jake Byrd’s “man on the street,” feisty Aunt Chippy on location, parking lot security guard Guillermo’s Hollywood Gossip Round-up and adorably clueless Uncle Frank’s coverage of red-carpet premieres.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca as co-executive producers. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios.
Last week, we reported that the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron will appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, April 13. It was quite a full day for The Avengers cast since they also attended the world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre, which happens to be right next door to Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s theater on Hollywood Blvd. Today we have 9 clips from their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, plus a new clip from the movie itself.
Cast members Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner all appeared on the late night talk show last night. The entire show was devoted to these stars, where they discussed Mark Ruffalo's "man-cancelling" motion capture suit, Scarlett Johansson being pregnant while they were shooting, who leads The Avengers in real life and numerous pieces of fan art. The cast also appeared in a number of sketches where they play a game of "telephone," introduce the "Hamster of Thor," answered questions from the fans on The Wall of America (which features a special surprise), and played a rousing game of Family Feud. There is even a "post-credits" scene with Paul Rudd.Read More
The Boy who cried wolf has got nothing on Robert Downey Jr. Earlier in the year, the actor declared that a huge Marvel announcement was coming soon, and though we got a new trailer out of the deal, fans thought the rallying cry would provide far more substantial news. Yesterday, the same thing happened again. On his personal Twitter, Robert Downey Jr. declared that big Avengers news was dropping on Good Morning America today. What is the news? That the entire Avengers: Age of Ultron cast will be appearing live on a couple of ABC talk shows.
Yes, that's right. We didn't get new footage. The Captain Marvel actress wasn't revealed. And we learned nothing new about Marvel's Spider-Man plans. All this after we got a couple of puzzle pieces we were supposed to put together over night. If you are good with fonts, it was all pretty much there from the get-go. The main Avengers: Age of Ultron cast, which includes Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson will first be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! April 13th. This will be followed by a group appearance on Good Morning America April 24, all leading up to the film's big screen debut on May 1st.Read More