Parents' Guide to

Jimmy Kimmel Live

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Deadpan comedian offers controversial late-night fun.

TV ABC Comedy 2003
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 18+


I'm disappointed of Kimmy boy for doing the humourless show with fake laugh and spreading toxic leftist agenda. I'm tired of your Trump ranting, please do me a favour, stop your business as a comedian, go working at Walmart instead. I'm moving to Conan 0'Brien. # Team CoCo
age 12+

Stop Operating

We tired of your unhumour speech, and Trump personal attacking. I use to watch your show on tv but no longer I allow any of my family member watch your crappy show again. Please stop operating and leaves the working class alone.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (8 ):

The show features the traditional stunts of any late-night talk/comedy show, while also managing to attract a diverse group of celebrity guests and performers to keep things interesting. And Kimmel's incorporation of family and friends into the show adds a fun variation to the typical late-night shenanigans.

While Kimmel's humor sometimes seems understated, over its tenure, the show has occasionally faced potential censorship thanks to some of his iffier remarks. But Kimmel's ability to successfully create entertaining segments reacting to these controversies has made the series even more popular. Whether you find Jimmy Kimmel Live hilariously funny or downright silly, the show has left an indelible mark on late-night entertainment.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 26, 2003
  • Cast: Jimmy Kimmel
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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