I’ve been a fan of Jimmy Kimmel since I saw the video he did with Idina Menzel creating the Frozen song Let it Go using children’s instruments. It was amazing! I know he’s been around longer than that, I’m just usually in bed by the time his show comes on, he is considered late night you know. While I was on the set, meeting his writers, watching the show, and then meeting Jimmy Kimmel himself I realized I was missing some quality television full of laughter. “Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
The guests on Jimmy Kimmel that night were Sally Field and Julia Roberts two amazing actresses that have been friends for a long long time. Remember that movie Steel Magnolias, well they were friends even before that movie from the 80’s. Sally Field said, sometimes you make a friend and it’s a great relationship and it’s always there no matter how long you go without talking to that person, and Julia is that for her. I have a few friendships like that. Who else can you have a curse off with right?
Here is Julie Roberts vs. Sally Field in Celebrity Curse Off
Our group of 25 bloggers was too large to be placed together in the audience so they set up a VIP area for us to watch the show. There we were served drinks and Mexican food because it was Cinco De Mayo. Welcoming us to the show was Executive Producer Jill Leiderman, as well as co-head writer Molly McNearney – who has been with the show for 10 years and has been married to Jimmy Kimmel for almost one year and is expecting their first baby together.
Molly said, “We give Jimmy about 75 pages to go through for material. By the time he’s done, he gets it down to a page and a half. We all have stuff that gets cut.” Being that it’s stuff that is researched and made fun of daily, there’s rarely a chance to re-submit your previous joke to try for another night. Instead the material is fresh every day. Molly also told us that even though they write the script actors still improvise. Yes, everything is pretty planned on the show.
So we ate delicious food and watched the show. Even Sally and Jimmy had some tequila shots.
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We ended the night with Jimmy Kimmel while we were touring the set he came out and took photos with each one of us. That’s a great star when they take the time to individually meet you. He shook our hands and said hi. It was a great night.