Joker Congratulates Damon In Print With $8,000 Ad

A long-running TV gag at the expense of actor MATT DAMON has cost comedian-turned-chat show host JIMMY KIMMEL over $8,000 (GBP4,000). Kimmel often ends his U.S. late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, by apologising to fictional guest Damon for running out of time a joke the comic admits is "for no good reason at all". Fun-loving Damon even played along with the joke when he did appear on the show last year (06), pretending to be annoyed with Kimmel for keeping him backstage during his shows. But now Kimmel has made amends by taking out a full-page ad in acting trade magazine Daily Variety congratulating the butt of his joke for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which the actor unveiled on Wednesday (25Jul07). But even that is one big laugh - Kimmel writes, "Congratulations on the star and sorry we ran out of time. We'll try to squeeze you in soon." Kimmel closes the print ad by stating, "This ad cost me $8,512."


Tags: Matt Damon - Jimmy Kimmel


More Matt Damon

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to Return for Fifth 'Bourne' Movie

Matt Damon is to return to play Jason Bourne in the fifth movie in the spy-thriller franchise, with director Paul Greengrass also returning. It will...

Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass In Talks To Reunite For New 'Bourne' Sequel

One of the most intricate spy stories may be coming back to the big-screen! Matt Damon and British director Paul Greengrass are reportedly in talks...

Interstellar Trailer

Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made on Earth and the...

What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar?

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last week to unveil the full trailer for their new movie,...


Franchise King Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Star In Robert Ludlum Adaptation For Universal

Dwayne Johnson might have a new creative endeavor lined up, as the former WWE champ and current actor is in talks to star in the...

Interstellar Trailer

With the Earth facing a bleak future, pilot and engineer Cooper wants to know how it can possibly be saved from its inevitable demise. The...

Matt Damon Open To More 'Bourne' Movies: Will He Team Up With Jeremy Renner?

Matt Damon has revealed that not only would he be happy to reprise his career-defining role of Jason Bourne in the butt-kicking, Bond-esque blockbusters but...

HBO To Revive 'Project Greenlight' With Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Returning

Project Greenlight is to be revived for another series with original stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the helm. The reality TV series saw...



Matt Damon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Matt Damon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All