Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!:

The writer, director and star of a new movie called Chef, Jon Favreau, is here with us tonight. It’s about a chef played by Jon. His ex-wife in the movie is Sophia Vergara, and his girlfriend in the movie is Scarlett Johansson. So, he’s especially good at casting.

The streets of LA were jammed packed today because President Obama is in town. He’s here to buy the Clippers.

I want to update you on the whereabouts of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Last week the mayor put his reelection efforts on hold to enter rehab for substance abuse. Only his family knows where he is. The location of the rehab facility is being kept secret out of respect for the other patients. The mayor did call a reporter from the Toronto Sun to give him an update. He said rehab is “amazing,” and that it reminds him of football camp. There has to be at least a nine percent chance that Rob Ford actually is at football camp.

Meanwhile, the curious case of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his female companion V. Stiviano deepened. She’s now reportedly being investigated on extortion charges for allegedly asking Sterling for payment in exchange for not releasing more damaging audio recordings. That is a no no, especially in this case, blackmail is Donald Sterling’s least favorite kind of mail.

There was no comedy segment bit.

Pharrell Williams was the first couch guest. He is a singer and record producer. The interview was good. Pharrell was nice, mellow and told some interesting stories. He and Jimmy also played a game of Twofie Shootout that was fun. Unfortunately, JKL isn’t putting entire interviews online like they used to, but they were kind enough to at least post the two best parts of this one:

Jon Favreau was the second couch guest. He wrote, directed and stars in the new movie Chef. The interview was also good, but way too short. Jon was friendly, funny and shared amusing tidbits. I wish the interview had been longer. Jimmy and Jon were in a good groove regarding cooking, being a chef and working in a restaurant kitchen. It would have been cool if their conversation had been allowed to continue a while longer. Like with Pharrell, there’s not much of the interview available to watch, but here’s what I’ve got:

Pharrell returned as the musical guest. He gave a fine performance.

Entertaining show. I give it:


– Woody

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