Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights

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

On Saturday President Obama was diagnosed with acid reflux. His approval rating is so low he’s even starting to get pushback from his esophagus. So, now, I guess Joe Biden is just a heartburn away from the Oval Office.

Last night Discovery Channel aired what they described as a “nature special” called Eaten Alive. More than four million people watched it. A man named Paul Rosolie tried his best to get swallowed by a giant anaconda. In the end the anaconda did not eat Paul. It approached him, it bit down on his helmet and then decided to order a pizza instead. By the way, if you really want to know what it feels like to be swallowed by an anaconda, try squeezing into a pair of Spanx — am I right, ladies?

The comedy segment bit was “Hollywood Boulevard Biography.” It’s barely worth mentioning, much less watching.

Aaron Paul was the first couch guest. He’s in the new film Exodus: Gods and Kings. The interview was great. Aaron was charming, animated and told some amusing stories. Besides being a talented actor, he has such a genuine smile and easygoing personality that it was impossible for me not to enjoy his chat with Kimmel. Most of the interview is in the three clips below. The only thing missing is an entertaining story about a nudist colony on the island where Exodus was filmed. I guess you’ll just need to imagine the awkwardness that ensued.

Krysten Ritter was the second couch guest. She’s in the upcoming film Big Eyes. The interview was fine. Krysten was nice, outgoing and shared some interesting tidbits. There wasn’t anything wrong with either Krysten or the interview; they just paled in comparison to Aaron’s segment. That’s not Krysten’s fault, but the energy was noticeably different enough that her time on the couch kinda felt like a letdown.

Bobby Shmurda was the musical guest. He was ok.

Good show. I give it:


– Woody

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