Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights

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

I’m Jimmy. I’m the host of the show. Thank you all for coming. I’m glad you’re here. To be honest, I’m glad anyone is here tonight because there’s a big traffic jam here in LA right now — bigger than usual because President Obama is in town. They shut down several major streets today for the President, and they’re going to do it again tomorrow. A good way to ensure that your approval rating remains in the low forties is to see to it that it takes everyone three-and-a-half hours to get home from work.

It’s Batman day today, a day celebrating Batman’s 75th birthday. [Audience claps and hollers] Hold on, I should explain: he’s not real. Comic book stores around the country had big events today. They gave away free collectables to fans. It was a beautiful day for Batman; it’s a shame his parents weren’t around to see it. [Audience gasps and groans] Again: not real.

According to Forbes magazine, for the second year in a row the highest paid actor in all of Hollywood once again is Robert Downey Jr. He’s come a long way to be the highest paid actor — I remember when he was just the highest actor in Hollywood.

There was no comedy segment.

Gordon Ramsay was the first couch guest. He is a chef and host of multiple shows including Hotel Hell. The interview was great. Gordon was candid, a good sport (Jimmy teased him a lot) and told some interesting stories. He tried to do a lot of things during his time with Jimmy: be nice, sit still and not swear. He wasn’t the least bit successful at any of those, but it was highly entertaining to watch him try. The entire interview is worth watching. Unfortunately, ABC feels that the best conversation topics, Gordon’s kids raising pigs and an upcoming episode of Hotel Hell in which everyone at the hotel was stoned, aren’t worth sharing with the masses. So, instead we’re just stuck with these clips:

After a break Gordon taught Jimmy how to make scrambled eggs. It was awesome. Fortunately, ABC has allowed us to view it:

Bobcat Goldthwait was the second couch guest. He wrote and directed the film Willow Creek. The interview was good. Bobcat was reserved, awkward and shared some amusing tales. I really enjoyed Bobcat’s dark humor and passion for what he does. Did you know that he used to direct episodes of JKL way back when? I didn’t, but he did, which is pretty cool. Again, the entire interview is worth checking out, especially the last two minutes, but this is all we’re going to get:

Common was the musical guest. He gave an ok performance.

Fun show. I give it:



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