Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights

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

The IRS is warning that there could be long delays getting your tax refund this year. Because of budget cuts they had to cut staff, and because they cut staff they’re saying that saying that somewhere in the neighborhood of half the people who call the IRS this year will not get an agent on the phone and will not get a call back. They’re expecting so many delays this year they’re renaming themselves the DMV.

ESPN has a new documentary series that premiered tonight. It’s called “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream.” It’s a five-part series that details the relationship between Snoop Dogg and his son, who’s a talented wide receiver at Bishop Gorman high school in Las Vegas. The series is called “A Dad’s Dream” because Snoop isn’t 100% sure if any of it is really happening or not.

After the monologue Jimmy had a conversation with a guy in the audience who was knitting:

For the rest of the episode Jimmy gave updates on the guy’s progress knitting the bow tie, and the camera would show him working away on it. Near the end, as Jimmy announced Steal Panther, he was wearing the bow tie. The whole thing was very spontaneous and fun.

The comedy segment bit was “Wheel of Bad Ideas.” It was hilarious. A giddy Guillermo is a wonderful thing.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was the first couch guest. She co-stars on the show The Big Bang Theory, and is in the new film The Wedding Ringer. The interview was good. Kaley was jubilant, engaging and told some amusing stories. Her energy level during the segment stayed consistently at “maximum.” In fact, she was talking so much it was sometimes difficult for Jimmy to get a word in. Here is the first half of the interview:

Omar Epps was the second couch guest. He’s on the show Resurrection. The interview was fine. Omar was nice, mellow and shared some interesting tidbits. The reason why I don’t think this was a particularly enjoyable interview was that it didn’t fit in with the tone of the rest of the show. This is not Omar’s fault, he’s a perfectly ok dude, but his relaxed and somewhat serious nature just clashed with the dynamic goofiness of the rest of the episode.

Steel Panther was the musical guest. As a kid who listened to bands like this in the 80’s I thought these guys were great:

An almost flawless show that gets bonus points for including the knitting guy. I give it:


– Woody

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