Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights

Jimmy Kimmel Live! did a quick cold open for last night’s show that was pretty decent:

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

I’m very tired. I was out late last night after the Emmys. The big winners in last night’s ceremonies were Breaking Bad, which won Outstanding Drama and Modern Family, which won Outstanding Comedy. Our show was up for four Emmys last night. I wasn’t counting, but I believe we won zero of them. Might have been even fewer than that.

This happened behind the scenes last night. Neil Patrick Harris was the host of the show, and he asked me to be a part of the opening. He started the show, and I was supposed to interrupt him and start giving him advice in the middle of his monologue. So I did. Part of the bit was Neil tells me to go back to my seat, and I say “I can’t go back to my seat, there’s already a seat filler in it,” and then they cut to the seat filler and it’s Matt Damon. So, unfortunately, I didn’t hear Neil say “Go back to your seat,” so I skipped past it and went to the next thing. Which meant Matt was in his seat waiting for the camera and then nothing ever happened. Which, in other words, means I actually wound up inadvertently bumping Matt Damon from the Emmy monologue too.

The comedy segment was Beatles Trivia and Guillermo Back-to-Back at the 2013 Emmys. They were ok, but, despite being funny concepts, neither was entertaining enough to recommend watching.

Sir Paul McCartney was the first couch guest. He is a music icon whose upcoming album New will be released next month. The interview was very good. Paul was friendly, humble and told some interesting stories. There’s really not much more I can say except it was awesome to see him. JKL deserves major kudos for getting him on the show. Here’s the interview:

Patrick Dempsey was the second couch guest. He stars on the show Grey’s Anatomy. The interview was great, but too short. Having to follow a legend like Paul is difficult, but Patrick did a terrific job. He was charismatic, had a wonderful sense of humor and told some amusing stories. I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy, and don’t find him particularly “McDreamy,” but based on this appearance here and recently on The Late Show, I will say that he seems like a pretty cool guy. Here’s the interview:

Paul McCartney was the musical guest as well. They closed down part of Hollywood Boulevard so he could perform.

Entertaining show. I give it:


– Woody

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