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.
Jimmy Kimmel took to his Twitter page earlier today to reveal that Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans will be appearing on tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they will present a "big surprise" for Captain America: Civil War. While we don't know for sure what will be unveiled, it's entirely possible that it may be the first trailer. This reveal comes just one day after several cast members from Star Wars: The Force Awakens appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
While it's surprising that this announcement comes just hours before the show airs tonight, this may be in response to a huge Marvel leak that happened around this time last year. Marvel announced plans to debut a new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron during an episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but the trailer leaked nearly a week early, leading the studio to officially release it shortly after the leak. It's possible that the studio wanted to keep the Captain America: Civil War trailer under wraps for as long as possible, but then again, we don't even know for sure that the trailer will be unveiled tonight.Read More
Even though Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a rough shoot for both of them, star Harrison Ford, who reprises his role as Han Solo and his co-star, the wookie Chewbacca, are finally setting aside their past differences. And they started by ending their feud on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! We have the video from yesterday's show. We also have a second video, where Jimmy Kimmel hit the streets of Los Angeles to have some fun with people. It seems folks know more about the Star Wars movies than actual wars. So they asked people for their thoughts on current events using actually plot lines from the franchise in a special edition of Lie Witness News.
If you are at all familiar with Harrison Ford's appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you probably know that he despises his 30 year working relationship with Chewbacca the Wookie. During last night's show, which saw new cast members from Star Wars: The Force Awakens join Jimmy Kimmel on stage, the actor decided it was time to bury the hatchet. Especially since he and Chewbacca are about to hit a long and grueling press trail for this long awaited sequel.Read More