Jimmy Kimmel Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th February 2017

Quote: "I think the way the producers of La La Land handled it was very classy and not just on camera, but off camera. I heard what was going on. They were very gracious." Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel was impressed with the way the La La Land producers dealt with the drama at the end of the Academy Awards on Sunday night (26Feb17). They were onstage accepting the Best Picture prize when it became clear they had been handed the award in error. Moonlight was the night's big winner.


27th February 2017

Quote: "From her mediocre early work in The Deer Hunter and Out of Africa, to her underwhelming performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice, Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lacklustre career." Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Donald Trump and his criticism of multi-award winning actress Meryl Streep as "overrated" in his opening monologue at Sunday's (26Feb17) Academy Awards. The U.S. President infamously hit out at the movie star on Twitter after she blasted him onstage at the Golden Globes in January (17) for mocking a disabled reporter while on the campaign trail last year (16). Streep was up for her 20th accolade, Best Actress for Florence Foster Jenkins, at the 89th Academy Awards.


21st February 2017

Quote: "One thing I can promise: This is going to be the greatest In Memoriam (segment) in Oscar history. Kudos to God’s booker, because he or she really scored this year." Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel on Hollywood's 2016 deaths, which will be marked during Sunday's prizegiving.


19th September 2016

Fact: Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel recruited the stars of shows such as Modern Family, Veep, and Game of Thrones, as well as former U.S. Presidential candidate Jeb Bush to feature in a comedy sketch to open the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (18Sep16). In the skit, the TV presenter jumped from car to car in order to get to the prizegiving on time to host.


28th August 2015

Quote: U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel went back in history during his show on Thursday night (27Aug15) when he recalled watching his guest Pierce Brosnan filming when he was a kid. Kimmel told the actor he was on vacation with his parents in California and the family spent the day watching Brosnan film TV show Remington Steele. He said, "I think we watched you for, like, four hours... and I'll never forget it."


13th April 2015

Quote: "It wasn't easy for Kevin; they said Kevin was too small to be a comedy giant... The other comedians made fun of him, they called him names like Eddie Smurfy, Tracey Munchkin, Cedric The Enter-tiny, Bernie MAC-nugget." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel roasted his pal Kevin Hart as he presented him with the Comedic Genius Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.


2nd April 2015

Fact: Rihanna pulled the ultimate prank on U.S. funnyman and chat show host Jimmy Kimmel to kickstart April Fools' Day early on Wednesday (01Apr15) - she crept into his Los Angeles home with members of her entourage while he was sleeping and performed a 1am alarm call, complete with flashing disco lights. The footage will appear on Kimmel's show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, on Wednesday night.


22nd January 2015

Quote: "It's a very low key group. The boys actually sat around this year and did arts and crafts... Howard is painting these beautiful landscapes and flowers... he's really good...! Jimmy is an incredible artist... Justin draws pictures of zombie babies... and crazy monkeys and dead people." Actress Jennifer Aniston's recent couples vacation with her fiance Justin Theroux, U.S. radio personality Howard Stern and American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and their wives was not quite what fans might expect.


16th October 2014

Fact: Comedian and U.S. late-night Tv host Jimmy Kimmel left his 12-year-old niece speechless when he booked her favourite actor Ansel Elgort to help her get ready for Halloween. Little Allison was convinced the guy behind the lion mask who was giving her a make-up makeover was an expert, but it was the Divergent star in disguise. The prank aired on Kimmel's show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (15Oct14).


29th August 2014

Fact: Comedian Jimmy Kimmel helped actor Aaron Paul celebrate his birthday and Emmy Awards win by decorating his trophy as a member of rap act Run-Dmc. Kimmel also gave Paul two extra Emmys dressed as the other two members during the star's appearance on his U.S. late-night show on Thursday (28Aug14).


26th August 2014

Quote: "Shout out to our friend Tracy Morgan, we'll see you next year Tracy!" Primetime Emmy Awards guest presenter Jimmy Kimmel honours the comedian at Monday's (25Aug14) prizegiving as the 30 Rock star continues to recover from an horrific car crash which claimed the life of his friend James MCNair and left Morgan in a critical condition in June (14). He is still undergoing physiotherapy to help him bounce back from his injuries, which included a broken leg and rib.


4th July 2014

Fact: Jessica Alba gifted U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel a pushchair full of safe baby products from her The Honest Company during a recent taped performance of his late-night programme after realising the show, which aired on 3 July (14), would be the comedian's last before he became a dad again, 20 years after his last child was born.


4th April 2014

Fact: U.S. late-night Tv host Jimmy Kimmel had fun with the 14 foot (4.2 meter) David Hasselhoff likeness made for The Spongebob Squarepants Movie on his show on Thursday (03Apr14) - he turned the creepy prop into his desk while he interviewed actress Emma Stone. The larger-than-life Hasselhoff is to be auctioned off as part of an upcoming Julien's Auctions Hollywood memorabilia sale.


24th March 2014

Tweet: "@TheEllenShow - No Brad Cooper but 3 Clintons & a Kimmel." U.S. late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel snapped a selfie with former President Bill Clinton, wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea while attending the Clinton Global Initiative University conference on Saturday night (22Mar14) at Arizona State University. The comedian tried to recreate his pal Ellen Degeneres star-studded photo she took during the Oscars earlier this month (Mar14).


14th March 2014

Fact: Lady GaGa made a spectacular entrance on comic Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show on Thursday (13Mar14) - she arrived in a rickshaw, wrapped in a huge white winter coat made from coffee filters and wearing a matching tall white hat and white platform sneakers, pedalled by a man in a pink unitard. Kimmel has hosted his show from the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas this week and Gaga performed there on Thursday night.


7th February 2014

Quote: "They called and asked me to be Spanky the Dog in the Garfield movie and I said, 'No, I don't wanna do that'. And they said, 'Oh, Bill Murray's Garfield,' and I was like, 'Oh, then I definitely wanna do it'. So, I wound up doing a movie that I didn't want to do because you didn't know you were doing that movie... I never actually saw it." Comedian and chat show host Jimmy Kimmel signed on as the voice Garfield's pal after learning Murray was onboard the project. Murray recently confessed he agreed to be in the films because he thought the Coen Brothers were behind them. The screenplay for the 2004 movie and its sequel were actually written by Joel Cohen.


9th October 2013

Quote: "We have a great and potentially uncomfortable show planned... Kanye and I had a disagreement a couple of weeks ago and it got a little bit out of hand on Twitter and... we're gonna sit down and discuss it like normal people do - on television.... If you've always wanted to see a talk show host get strangled by a pair of leather jogging pants..." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel promotes his much-anticipated Wednesday night (09Oct13) Tv chat with rapper Kanye West.


13th September 2013

Fact: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal enjoyed a candlelit champagne toast with comedian Jimmy Kimmel's new wife Molly on Thursday night (12Sep13) in an effort to make him jealous after the U.S. Tv host confessed to losing his wedding ring, just two months after tying the knot. The skit was filmed for the presenter's late night show Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!.


26th July 2013

Fact: Comedian and U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has whisked his new wife, Molly Mcnearney, off to Portofino, Italy for their honeymoon. The couple wed in California on 13 July (13) in front of pals including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston.


1st April 2013

Fact: U.S. Tv host Jimmy Kimmel is planning to marry his fiancee, Molly MCNearney, in July (13).


28th February 2013

Quote: "Note to Morrissey - if you have more dumb statements to make, I invite you to make them where I do, on my show... This has nothing to do with people who eat meat versus people who don't. I'm completely respectful of people who do not eat meat, but the statement he made is ridiculous. I'd like to invite him to join the show to discuss. I'm an open, even-handed person, and I consider all points of view." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is keen to have Morrissey back on his U.S. late-night show, despite a feud brewing between the two celebrities. Kimmel mocked Morrissey for refusing to appear on his show on Tuesday night (26Feb13) and the rocker responded by taking aim at the funnyman's alleged pro-gun stance and jokes about depression.


10th January 2013

Quote: "Normally I would ask what you did over the holidays but I was fortunate enough to go on holiday with you." U.S. Tv host Jimmy Kimmel on spending the Christmas/New Year break in Mexico with his guest Jennifer Aniston. She revealed the comedian is "a great cook" who created an Italian feast for the holiday party on New Year's Day. The actress embarrassed her pal on his late night show on Tuesday (08Jan13) by showing off camera-phone images she took of him and her fiance Justin Theroux having massages.


1st November 2012

Fact: Cult rockers Vampire Weekend performed on late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween show on Wednesday (31Oct12) dressed as zombies.


24th September 2012

Quote: "You spent 10 hours getting ready, you got heat stroke on the red carpet, you haven't had a carbohydrate in months but it will all be worth it to find out if the award for Best Reality Host goes to Cat Deeley." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel opens the 64th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (23Sep12).


24th September 2012

Quote: "The important thing is we get out of here as soon as possible so you can go home and put on your fat pants... Poor Steve Buscemi hasn't eaten for a week." Host Jimmy Kimmel kicks off the 64th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (23Sep12).


4th September 2012

Fact: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and comedian Jimmy Kimmel helped induct TV favourite Ellen DeGeneres onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (04Sep12). The chat show queen unveiled the 2,477th star at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.


20th July 2012

Tweet: "I was very sad after not being nominated so I invited my mom for dinner. I made chicken and she made me feel better." Kyra Sedgwick cooked up a family feast after missing out on an Emmy nomination on Thursday (19Jul12).


26th March 2012

Fact: Comedian and U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel has been announced as the host of this year's (12) Emmy Awards on 23 September (12).


4th August 2011

Fact: Actor James Franco embarrassed TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on his late-night chat show on Wednesday (03Aug11) when he noticed the comedian's flies were undone. The 127 Hours star was complimenting Kimmel on his slimmed-down and tanned new look when he noticed the wardrobe malfunction and prompted the red-faced host to make a quick adjustment, joking, "That was for you. That's my little come on."


30th July 2011

Fact: Fashion-forward Lady GaGa unveiled a mock baby-wear range during an appearance on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's U.S. chat show on Thursday (28Jul11). She posed for a photoshoot with babies wearing garments including a mini take on the famous meat dress she wore to last year's (10) MTV Video Music Awards, a bubble dress similar to one she donned on her 2009 The Fame Ball Tour, and a sparkly green leotard.


10th June 2011

Fact: Moviemaker J.J. Abrams treated comedian Jimmy Kimmel's late night show audience to a sneak peak of his new film Super 8 on Thursday night (09Jun11). The director ferried film fans to a Los Angeles cinema for the special screening after his appearance on the show.


10th June 2011

Fact: Usher has teamed up with comedian Jimmy Kimmel to poke fun at the professional basketball stars who rarely play in a new song. The duo's promo for Benchwarmers premiered on Kimmel's U.S. Tv Nba special, which aired on Thursday (09Jun11).


27th February 2011

Fact: Lindsay Lohan will make her TV return in U.S. funnyman Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special on Sunday (27Feb11), when she will feature in a taped sketch alongside stars including Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Eva Longoria, according to TMZ.com. If the report is true, it will be Lohan's first small screen appearance since she was hit with a felony grand theft charge in January (11).


12th March 2010

Quote: "I spoke to my son, who lives in Israel and he said, 'Now, how about Der Humpink?' And he was kind of solemn. I said, 'What about it?' and he said, '(It was) kinda embarrassing...' I said, 'Well, sorry; (you) picked the wrong father'." Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz left his son red-faced after appearing in a post-Oscars TV skit for comedian and chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, in which he approved the sexiness of inanimate objects and sheep while performing a suggestive song and wearing lederhosen. The skit has become a hit online.


15th November 2009

Fact: Rap mogul Diddy made pal Jimmy Kimmel's 42nd birthday extra special on Friday (13Nov09) by presenting the TV chat show host with a signed portrait of himself and toasting him with his very own cocktail, made from Diet Snapple iced tea and Diddy's Ciroc vodka. The rapper served up the treats as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Friday night.


14th September 2009

Fact: Rumer Willis showed off her pie-making skills on late-night TV in America on Friday (11Sep09) when she presented TV host Jimmy Kimmel with a coconut banana-cream pie she had made before his show. The comedian made Willis try a slice first, fearing her prankster stepfather Ashton Kutcher had filled the pie with "Vaseline and shaving cream". Kimmel was so impressed, he quipped, "I'm going to finish this in the car on the way home."


7th October 2008

Quote: “There’s no weirdness with us. We talk every day. It’s fine, it’s great. I'm doing his show at the end of the month. We're very DEMI (MOORE) and BRUCE (WILLIS).” Comedienne Sarah Silverman insists she harbours no bitterness after her break-up with American late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel. Moore and Willis have remained close pals since their divorce in 2000.


6th April 2008

Quote: "Wedding cake toppers are hard to find when you're a bi-racial couple." Eva Longoria PARKER was relieved when pal Jimmy Kimmel bought her little models of her and husband Tony Parker for her wedding cake last summer (Jul07).


29th February 2008

Quote: "At one point we were going to take a bath together, but the bubbles couldn't get high enough, so that ended up getting scrapped." Ben Affleck on a proposed bath scene with U.S. TV host Jimmy Kimmel, filmed for the hilarious I'M F**KING BEN AFFLECK video.


27th February 2008

Quote: "It was definitely funny to hear Josh Groban say f**k." Rocker Joan Jett on her favourite part of the now infamous all-star 'I'm F**king Ben Affleck' video, which debuted on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars U.S. TV show on Sunday night (24Feb08). Jett opened the We Are The World-type star-studded recording session in the hilarious video.


27th February 2008

Quote: "Ben could not have been more sporting. He told us, 'Listen, if we're going to do this, we've got to do it right. I don't want you guys to worry about my image.'" American TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel praises Ben Affleck for taking part in his controversial video spoof I'M F**KING BEN AFFLECK.


19th November 2007

Quote: "Thanks to the Promises rehab facility for letting so many of our stars out tonight." American Music Awards host Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at the troubled pop stars.


21st September 2007

Fact: Comedian-turned-chat show host Jimmy Kimmel will return for the fourth time as host of the American Music Awards next month (Oct07) in Los Angeles.


12th March 2007

Quote: "He was so insufferably satisfied with himself that I wanted to strangle him." US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel doesn't like actor/rocker Jared Leto.


22nd November 2006

Quote: "Award winners are allowed no more than 45 seconds to give their speeches and then Kanye West will be allowed 45 seconds for his rebuttal." American Music Awards host Jimmy Kimmel urges winners to keep their speeches short and make allowances for outspoken West.


6th April 2006

Quote: "It occurred to me today that if they do, indeed, get divorced... KEVIN (FEDERLINE), now known as K-FED, will become FEDEX." US comedian-turned-chat show host Jimmy Kimmel muses on the future of Britney Spears and her husband.


3rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"The worst possible scenario is I wind up elbowing Eminem in the face or something - I'm gonna wind up in the trunk." Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel on his post-Super Bowl TV basketball challenge with rapper Eminem. </p>


25th January 2006

Quote: <p>"Are you out of your mind?" Promoter DAVID GEST scoffs at US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel's question about whether he and estranged wife Liza Minnelli will ever get back together. </p>


29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"50 CENT was forced to board up his teeth... He's wearing an extra 40 pounds of jewellery to make sure he is not blown away." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel jokes about rapper 50 Cent's efforts to stay safe after Hurricane Katrina hit the MTV Video Music Awards pre-event parties in Florida. </p>


29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"50 CENT was forced to board up his teeth... He's wearing an extra 40 pounds of jewellery to make sure he is not blown away." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel jokes about rapper 50 Cent's efforts to stay safe after Hurricane Katrina hit the MTV Video Music Awards pre-event parties in Florida. </p>


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