Hillary Clinton Appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live

After a two-week Olympics hiatus, late night television is finally back! Jimmy Kimmel had the big get on Monday, as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t come up very often in the discussion of political comedy in late night, but he’s sneakily one of the best interviewers of politicians out there. He’s good at walking the line between keeping things light (and making the candidates look fun-loving) and asking some real questions (which they may or may not want to answer).  Continue reading

Couples Counseling with Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel

One of the best running gags on Jimmy Kimmel Live is his ongoing “feud” with Matt Damon. Jimmy ends every show apologizing to Matt Damon for running out of time, and occasionally over the years, the two have antagonized each other face to face. This time, they met with an actual counsellor (who kept an amazingly straight face through it all) and talked about all the past hurts (including that time Matt Damon tied Jimmy up and took over the show). What was funniest for us, though, was the conceit that Matt Damon is literally spending every week day at the theater, just waiting to get on the show. Eventually, it was their attempt at art therapy that really bridged the gap, with Jimmy’s artistic rendition of Matt Damon causing everyone involved to break out into hysterics, thus ending the feud… for now. Continue reading

Maria Bamford Tells Jimmy Kimmel How She Met Her Husband

Maria Bamford is one of our favorite people. She’s hilarious and she’s pretty open about her life experiences. She exposed both of those parts of herself last night on Continue reading

Both Casts of ‘Ghostbusters’ Appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live

There’s been a double dose of Jimmy Kimmel lately, thanks to the NBA Finals. We generally enjoy Jimmy’s primetime pre-game episodes for the basketball-related antics, but yesterday they used the extra time a bit differently. The primetime show featured the cast of the new, all-female Ghostbusters, made up of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, and the quartet was joined by the original Ghostbusters cast (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts) at the end and then throughout the late night episode.  It’s always tricky to interview a group of people, so splitting it up this way at least helped everyone get a chance to talk. Continue reading

Mike Birbiglia Talks Fatherhood and His New Movie with Jimmy Kimmel

Comedian Mike Birbiglia stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his new movie, Don’t Think Twice. Before they got into that, though, Mike and Jimmy had to discuss fatherhood, as both recently became fathers to little girls. Before his own daughter was born, Mike went to Jimmy’s house to try and get a sense of what fatherhood would be, but he didn’t quite get the full picture thanks to Jimmy’s baby nurse. Things definitely seem easier when someone can just swoop in and do all the non-fun stuff! Continue reading

Chris Hardwick Talks Past and Present Relationships on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Chris Hardwick’s new comedy special, Funcomfortable, premieres tomorrow night (April 30) on Comedy Central. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and ended up talking to Jimmy about current and past relationships. Chris is currently engaged and his fiancée happens to be a member of the Hearst family. Needless to say, she and Chris had very different upbringings, which can be seen in the types of people they’re friends with (and what their grandparents did). Continue reading

Kumail Nanjiani Distributed Porn in an Interesting Way

Kumail Nanjiani appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. When asked about his Pakistani upbringing, the conversation took an unexpected turn. After explaining to Jimmy that he is way down Continue reading

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Talk ‘Broad City’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Jimmy is clearly a fan of the Comedy Central show, and he chatted with them a lot about the kinds of things that make Broad City great. Abbi and Ilana talked about how their characters on the show are only slightly exaggerated versions of themselves and about all the hoops they had to jump through in order to be able to shoot the show in an actual Whole Foods. As it turns out, Continue reading

Late Night Television on YouTube

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If you’re regular readers of fourthmic, you will have noticed that we often lament the way that late night television seems to be seeking the next viral video more than they are worried about making a television show that stands on its own and is meant to be watched late at night (or very early in the morning). We’re not saying anything new when we say that the various games and other gimmicks favored by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are meant to appeal to YouTube viewers as much as (or more than) live audiences. And we suppose that’s alright, but with nearly every other show following suit, it adds another layer to the late night competition. Continue reading

Jimmy Kimmel Prepares for the Oscars with a New Edition of Mean Tweets

Jimmy Kimmel might be hosting the 2016 Emmy Awards, but for right now, he’s busy preparing for the Oscars. Like the Emmy Awards, the Academy Awards are also airing on ABC this year, which means Jimmy will be hosting a live post-Oscars special immediately after the golden statuettes are handed out. It also means that, of course, we get another edition of Mean Tweets featuring movie stars. Continue reading

Jimmy Kimmel Will Probably Host the 2016 Emmys

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It’s usually pretty easy to guess who will be hosting the Emmys – the television awards show has a strong tradition of choosing someone with an affiliation to the network that the ceremony will air on, usually one of their late night talk show hosts. The 2016 Emmy Awards will air on ABC, which means that it was always pretty likely that Jimmy Kimmel would be their choice. It turns out that our educated guesses were correct, as Variety reported yesterday that Jimmy is indeed in negotiations to once again take over the hosting duties. He last hosted in 2012, which was, you guessed it, the last time ABC aired the Emmys. Continue reading

Hannibal Buress Talks about Doing Stand-up in Tokyo and Dubai

Hannibal Buress is a busy guy. He’s had recent roles in movies (Daddy’s Home), TV shows (The Jim Gaffigan ShowBroad CityThe Lucas Bros. Moving Co.Children’s Hospital), and commercials (Samsung) but his main focus is still stand-up. In his chat with Jimmy Kimmel yesterday, Hannibal Burress talked about some of his recent experiences with stand-up, including performing in some foreign locations. Hannibal performed in Tokyo at a British pub, Continue reading

Jimmy Kimmel Joins Mulder and Scully

As anyone who is a fan of the X-Files is aware, the ’90s show is coming back in a big way, with a revival miniseries set to air on FOX, beginning on January 21. As the return of Mulder and Scully is less than a week away, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are starting to make the rounds to promote it. Last night, they appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they participated in Continue reading

Borat Appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Last Night

Whether or not you enjoy this video depends on whether or not you enjoy Borat. We definitely had got tired of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Kazakh character, but after a few years without seeing him, we kind of enjoyed this. Apparently with enough of a break any Continue reading

Chris Hardwick Hosts ‘KiMiddle’ During Jimmy Kimmel Live

Chris Hardwick’s wrap-up shows have become as ubiquitous as the series he talks about. Last night he took his love of recapping things to a whole new level when he hosted KiMiddle. We’re not into The Walking Dead so it was fun to get into one of Chris Hardwick’s shows other than @midnight. While not quite as entertaining Continue reading