Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I'm f*cking in stitches

I had to share this with you as it's so damned good.

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to make it big on this side of the pond but in the US, he's currently the hottest chat show host. His show - Jimmy Kimmel Live - has been running since 2003 and is a splendid mix of comedy, sketches, music and chat - rather like Jonathan Ross's show here in the UK. One running joke of the show is that Kimmel frequently makes light-hearted fun of actor Matt Damon. The show often ends with the line ... 'Our apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time ...' as if Damon is not quite important enough to have made the final edit. And when Damon appeared on the show, the end credits rolled before he'd had chance to say a word.

During the show's 5th anniversary on January 31st just passed, the whole in-joke was kicked up a notch when Kimmel's girlfriend - stand-up Sarah Silverman - provided the show with a video ...

It was a great stunt. But Kimmel was to get his revenge ... during his post-Superbowl show last Monday (25th Feb) he unveiled his celebrity-packed response to Silverman's video. Here it is in all its glory ... Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of how Eric Morecombe would be totally derisive of poor Des O'Connor.
Excellent post - very witty :)

Michele said...

Aww, I remember when he was "Jimmy the Sports Guy" on our local alternative rock station, KROQ, in Los Angeles. And now look him...All grown up and f***ing Ben Afleck. I'm so proud...I may cry! ;-)

These clips are definitely going to be classics.