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James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, an American late-night talk show. The show has aired since January 26, 2003, making it the longest running late-night show currently on the air, as well as the longest running talk show ever to air on ABC.


Like many other talk shows, Kimmel has a variety of content, which often includes celebrity guests. He also does a variety of segments, which are posted on his channel. As of May 2019, the channel has gained over 14.3 million subscribers, making it the 78th most subscribed channel in the United States .

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

In this segment, celebrities will read insulting tweets directed towards them (Example: Ty Burrell looks like Jon Hamm if Jon Hamm was a crack addict) while the song "Everybody Hurts" plays in the background. This segment has been done with musicians, members of the NFL, and NBA.


  • Despite what the title suggests, the show is not aired live. Instead, it is taped at 4:30pm Pacific Time on the day of broadcast.
  • It's YouTube channel has been viewed over 6 billion times.
  • For a time, Jimmy Kimmel was the most subscribed and viewed night talk show host on YouTube.

Subscriber Milestones

Note the following dates are according to the dates may vary by about 1 day, and if you live outside of North America the dates may vary by up to 2 days due to the Time Zone Difference.

  • 1 Million Subscribers: February 6, 2013.  
  • 2 Million Subscribers: May 13, 2013.
  • 3 Million Subscribers: August 8, 2013.
  • 4 Million Subscribers: March 21, 2014.
  • 5 Million Subscribers: November 26, 2014.
  • 6 Million Subscribers: June 15, 2015.
  • 7 Million Subscribers: December 30, 2015.
  • 8 Million Subscribers: June 16, 2016.
  • 9 Million Subscribers: February 27, 2017.
  • 10 Million Subscribers: October 5, 2017.
  • 11 Million Subscribers: February 16, 2018.
  • 12 Million Subscribers: May 13, 2018.
  • 13 Million Subscribers: October 14, 2018.
  • 14 Million Subscribers: April 3, 2019.
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