Jimmy Kimmel LIVE Changes Times, Will Capture More Late Night Viewers with His “Family Business” and Fresh Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel

If you’re asleep by midnight, then you’ve missed one of the best kept secrets of Late Night TV, Jimmy Kimmel. We’re happy to tell you that times have changed. That’s right, he’ll be on earlier in a new time slot starting January 8th at 11:35 PM.

Like other late night shows, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has celebrity guests, comedy skits and live music but is also in the “family business” yes, that’s right, Jimmy employs some of his family including his cousin Sal, his parents and Aunt Chippy. Jimmy’s also got his childhood best friend, Cleto Escobedo, as the bandleader, with Cleto’s dad on saxophone.

Meet Aunt Chippy

Our Interview with Jimmy

We got to chat with Jimmy about his upcoming new time change and here are some of the questions we asked:

Operator: Your next question comes from Stephanie Piche from Red Carpet Report.

Stephanie Piche: Hey, Jimmy. How are you?

Jimmy Kimmel: Good, how you doing?

Stephanie Piche: Good. Everyone ahead of me today asked all my prepped questions–

Jimmy Kimmel: OK.

Stephanie Piche: – so I’m going to ask – well, actually, one of my staff said to ask, because I was ran out of questions, “if your new show time doesn’t work, are you going to move to a podcast?”

Jimmy Kimmel: Let’s hope not.

Stephanie Piche: No? (kidding / laugher) –

Jimmy Kimmel: But I won’t rule anything out.

Stephanie Piche: Perfect. How long do you see you doing your show for? Are you going to be a lifer?

Jimmy Kimmel: No, I’m not going to be one of those guys that they have to drag off the stage. I mean, I look at it now and I think, you know, if we were lucky enough to be able to do another 10 years, I would be very happy with that. But with that said, you never know. You get there, I mean, and there seems to be some addiction that takes hold and people are unwilling to give these jobs up. But, you know, sometimes I do think about being able to just relax and read the sports page in its entirety again.

Stephanie Piche: Great. OK. And is there someone who you look forward to interviewing that you haven’t done so yet?

Jimmy Kimmel: Oh, there’s a lot of people. I mean, but at the top of my list probably Bill Murray, Steve Martin, these are guys that, you know, I’ve admired for a long time and who are great talk-show guests who’ve never been to the show. So, I – if I had to name two, that would be them.

Stephanie Piche: Well, maybe Bill will with “Ghost Busters” coming around again.

Jimmy Kimmel: Yes, we’ll see.

Stephanie Piche: OK, good luck.

Jimmy Kimmel: All right. Thanks, (Stephanie).

We really liked being part of the press talking to Jimmy, he was very genuine and really listened and gave good answers to the tough questions about Late Night Talk Show host feuds… you can google that stuff – we like to stick to the positive and tell you that we recommend “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and now that the show is on at 11:35 pm starting the 8th of January, you can tune in to some fresh comedy and entertainment like we will be doing.

Don’t Forget – New Time for Jimmy Kimmel Live 11:35|10:35c on Jan. 8

More about Jimmy

Jimmy is from Brooklyn NY and was raised in Las Vegas where he started in morning radio and was fired from several stations following. His luck changed when he started doing sports as Jimmy the Sports Guy on KROQ-FM Los Angeles’ “Kevin and Bean Show,” and broke the curse never getting fired again doing his comedy sportscasts. Jimmy is partners with Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla in their company “Jackhole Industries,” which has produced “The Man Show,” “Crank Yankers,” “The Andy Milonakis Show,” “Gerhard Reinke’s Wanderlust,” “Too Late with Adam Carolla,” “The Adam Carolla Project” and the made-for-Comedy Central feature film, “Windy City Heat,” which won the 2005 Comedia Award for best film.

Don’t Forget – New Time for Jimmy Kimmel Live 11:35|10:35c on Jan. 8

Kimmel hosted the Emmys in 2012 and has hosted the American Music Awards on ABC five times and the host of the ESPY Awards in 2007. Jimmy also received 2 Emmy nominations for “Win Ben Stein’s Money,”and one win for Best Game Show Host in 1999. Kimmel has also served as Comedy Central’s roastmaster for both Hugh Hefner and Pamela Anderson.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Kimmel began his career in morning radio. Fired from stations in Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa and Tucson, Kimmel’s luck finally changed as Jimmy the Sports Guy on KROQ-FM Los Angeles’ “Kevin and Bean Show,” where his popular comedy sportscasts never even got him fired once.

Don’t go stalking him now… (FYI, Jimmy currently resides in Los Angeles.)

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