An emotional Jimmy Kimmel responds to another mass shooting, telling the GOP, “You’ve done worse than nothing”

With most of the other late-night hosts either preempted by the Olympics or taking the week off, it was up to Jimmy Kimmel to stand alone on his stage and address yet another school massacre that would have been called “unthinkable” about a hundred horrifying mass shootings ago. Kimmel—whose impassioned pleas to…

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Billy Eichner enlists Jimmy Kimmel and friends to make participatory democracy sexy again

On Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Billy On The Street star Billy Eichner enlisted host Kimmel’s help in unveiling his new project intended to liven up the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. Especially targeting those darned millennials (who, according to Eichner, only turned out for the 2016 presidential election to the…

Jimmy Kimmel turns Stormy Daniels’ Live! appearance into a pretty gross game of charades

Donald Trump issued his first State Of The Union address tonight, somehow managing to clear the extraordinarily low bar he’s successfully convinced the nation to lower its expectations to accept, in so far as he didn’t, like, burn Hillary Clinton in effigy from the center of the House or call directly for Robert…

Jimmy Kimmel explains how the GOP version of kids' healthcare comes with a giant bag of horseshit

On Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel continued in his role as late-night’s unlikely but righteous standard-bearer for children’s healthcare. As the United States government prepares for an ever more likely shutdown on Friday, and leaders of the Republican Party—which, you may recall, control the Senate, House, and…

Late-night hosts respond with appropriate subtlety to President Shithole’s racist comments

You can say this for Donald Trump: He sure is a vulgar, embarrassing old bigot. Oh, and he also continues to keep the late-night comedy hosts on their toes, as he seems inclined to leave his most awful actions and comments to the late afternoons, right before the nightly shows go to tape. (Perhaps he just gets cranky…

Jimmy Kimmel celebrates Trump's 2000th lie with the stirring documentary, Pants Of Fire

On Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Kimmel, after spending his monologue taking his usual shots at another day of Donald Trump’s mendacious nonsense, paused to confess that he’s almost impressed by “the volume of fiction that comes out of his orange mouth.” Backing up his assertion that, as he put it earlier in…

Subbing for Jimmy Kimmel, Melissa McCarthy surprises pal Octavia Spencer with their weird shared past

It’s been a week of guest hosts on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as Kimmel himself has been home with his family in the wake of young son Billy’s scheduled heart operation. Thankfully, as Thursday’s host, the always-game Melissa McCarthy informed the audience (while sporting a goofy Christmas tree dress, complete with angel…

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast, gets Rian Johnson to give up one measly spoiler

In an entertaining spectacle of corporate synergy, Disney-ABC property Jimmy Kimmel Live! gave over its Friday show to director Rian Johnson and most of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Such Jack Donaghy-esque product integration aside, the hour at least gave host Kimmel a chance to pepper the cast and director…

Barack Obama helps Jimmy Kimmel fight AIDS, reminds us what "presidential" looks like

Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! was Kimmel’s third annual (RED) Shopathon, the late-night host’s yearly star-studded fundraiser for World AIDS Day, which is this Friday. The (RED) campaign was co-founded by Bono, who appeared on the show alongside Kimmel and other guest stars like Kristen Bell, Bryan Cranston, Ashton…

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Patton Oswalt goes slumming with some of Mike Huckabee’s terrible jokes again

Even if Patton Oswalt hadn’t just released a superb and wrenching stand-up special—which was preceded by the hilarious Talking For Clapping, and yes, a whole career in comedy and TV—he’d still be miles above Mike Huckabee’s “jokes,” i.e., tweeted musings that really only amuse the former governor.

Jimmy Kimmel admits he was wrong, urges everyone to sign up for TrumpCare—at HealthCare.gov

Look, it’s a big person who can admit when he’s made a mistake. For the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, this week has been an exercise in humility, as Kimmel—a vocal and increasingly influential critic of the Republican Party’s repeated attempts to kick tens of millions of Americans in need off of their health…

A dancing Channing Tatum stepped into the host's shoes for Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel called in sick this week. Or rather, Kimmel took an emergency leave from Jimmy Kimmel Live! because his infant son Billy—whose heart ailment prompted the host’s high-profile late-night turn to the politics of health care reform this season—is preparing to undergo one of the several open-heart surgeries…

Cantankerous prospector David Letterman emerges on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to refute Conan’s horse story

Conan O’Brien appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Friday, where he told a funny story about how David Letterman once sent him a horse. Unprepared for a horse in his life (especially the ornery one Letterman had selected), O’Brien confided to Colbert that the gift (in recompense for a glowing profile…

Late-night hosts call bullshit on the GOP and NRA and decide now is exactly the time to talk about gun violence

The night after the day of the (current) worst mass shooting in American history is a tough fucking room if you’re doing a late-night comedy show. Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, Seth Meyers on Late Night, and the hosts of The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and …

Jimmy Kimmel declares victory while he calls for action against the GOP's healthcare (killing) agenda

There are a number of reasons why Jimmy Kimmel, of all the late-night hosts in the land, has emerged as the most high-profile critic of the Republican Party’s relentless, Terminator-like attempts to murder a whole lot of poor and sick people. For one thing, Kimmel, in the parlance of action movies since time…