Anyone watch Jimmy Kimmel Live last night? I thought it was pretty funny.
For years, Kimmel has had a running gag where at the end of many of his shows, he signs off by saying “Apologies to Matt Damon, but we’ve run out of time.” As if Matt Damon was waiting in the green room to come out and got bumped because the show ran long.
They’ve had some fun with it, with back-and-forth music videos and whatnot.
Last night, Matt Damon showed up and duct-taped Jimmy to a chair and took over the show, calling it Jimmy Kimmel Sucks! All pre-planned of course, but still kind of funny.
Damon proceeds to bring in several big name celebrities one after another–who only agree to appear once they know Jimmy’s been restrained. Damon continuously makes snide remarks about Jimmy, while Jimmy is sitting in the chair onstage, looking on helplessly. There are videos sent in by even more celebrities, mostly taking shots at Kimmel.
All pretty goofy, but fun. I wouldn’t want to watch The Matt Damon Show every week, but I like it when shows take risks like this. And it confirms to me that Damon is a really cool guy. (Kimmel’s cool, too).
I’ve never seen the show either (I don’t watch any late night talk shows except Stewart/Colbert) but Kimmel had a very charming interview on Fresh Air the day before so I made sure to watch it. It was quite fun, with Andy Garcia being the highlight for me.
The Silverman segment actually seemed like there was a weird edit in it. I wonder if they ran over time and cut some of it before airing. Or knowing her, it’s just as likely she said something the censors deemed offensive and it was edited out.