‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ To Mark Trump’s Mid-Presidency With Bob Hope-Style ‘Tribute’ Special

Variety | 1/17/2019 | Michael Schneider
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As Donald Trump hits the end of his second year in office, Jimmy Kimmel will mark the occasion with a new special this Monday. “Jimmy Kimmel Live Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump” will air in Kimmel’s normal time slot, 11:35 p.m. ET, on Jan. 21.

Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Kimmel plans to take stock of the mid-point of what his press release calls a “‘bigly’ successful first term.” The special will be produced as a throwback parody of the Bob Hope variety shows of the 1970s and 1980s.

Guests - Include - Will - Arnett - Paul

Guests scheduled to appear include Will Arnett, Paul Scheer, Alyssa Milano, Fred Willard, Fred Armisen, Jake Johnson and Anthony Atamanuik. Of course, Atamanuik is known for his Trump impression (including on Comedy Central’s “The President Show”), so don’t be surprised if he shows up in character.

In a press release, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” promises that the special will “pay an all-American tribute to our Commander-in-Chief with celebrities, song, ‘covfefe’ and ‘hamberders.'”

Days - Response - Government - Shutdown - Trump

In recent days, in response to the government shutdown over Trump’s petulant demand for a wall, Kimmel has been hiring a different furloughed worker each day to help out on the show.

Kimmel has been vocal over some of Trump’s most damaging and divisive actions, including his role in shutting down the U.S. federal government over the wall. On Wednesday’s show, he attempted to...
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