Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy®-nominated “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” ABC’s late-night talk show. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is well known for its huge viral video successes, with 8.6 billion views and 12.4 million subscribers on the show’s YouTube channel. Some of Kimmel’s most popular comedy bits include “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” “Lie Witness News,” “Unnecessary Censorship,” “Halloween Candy YouTube Challenge” and music videos like “I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum.”
Kimmel has welcomed the last four United States presidents – President Donald Trump, President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton – as well as notable guests across politics and pop culture, including Secretary Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Lawrence, Howard Stern, Ryan Gosling, David Letterman, Jamie Foxx, Kobe Bryant, Kim Kardashian West, Jay Z, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Magic Johnson, Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Lionel Richie, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carrie Underwood and, unfortunately, Matt Damon. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has created special cast shows for blockbuster movies “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” and for critically acclaimed TV shows like “LOST.” Additionally, the late-night show has hosted numerous NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL athletes following their championship wins.
Kimmel has also created one-of-a-kind concert experiences, taking over Hollywood Blvd. for artists such as One Direction, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Depeche Mode and Justin Timberlake, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Lady Gaga, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Prince, BTS, Maroon 5, Linkin Park, Drake, Cardi B, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Childish Gambino, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Lady Antebellum, Bruno Mars, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, No Doubt, Metallica, U2, Empire of the Sun, The Killers and Elton John.
Annually, the late-night show celebrates the NBA Finals with ABC presents “Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Game Night.” These special-edition episodes air in prime time every night of the NBA Finals. Additional special-edition episodes include the annual “(Red) Show” with Bono, which raises money and awareness in the fight against AIDS, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Brooklyn, where the late-night show tapes original episodes from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” broadcasts from Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of the Walk of Fame. This location gives the show unique character that Jimmy showcases regularly by interacting with the local superheroes parading along the boulevard and challenging tourists outside to participate in live comedy bits.