Jimmy Kimmel, the Latest Comic To Threaten Lawsuit Over Jokes

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Jimmy Kimmel has been one of the funniest “guy’s-guy” types of comedians since “The Man Show” first came out in 1999. Paired with Adam Carola, they ran the show until 2003 when they handed things off to Joe Rogan and Doug Stanhope. When the duo left, the show didn’t survive long without them, as their comedic timing and ability to play off each other was gold.

When COVID hit, Kimmel let out his inner liberal. Having already apologized because some old skits didn’t age well, he started going on the defensive against anyone who spoke out about him.

On January 2nd, New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Pac McAfee Show, and while there, he joked around about the Epstein lists coming out. “There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, really hoping that doesn’t come out. I’ll tell you what, if that list comes out, I definitely will be popping some sort of bottle.”

Wasting no time, Kimmel took to Twitter to share his feelings on the subject. “Dear Aasshole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any ‘list’ other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality. Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court.”

For Rodgers, this is the story coming full circle. Back in February 2023, he discussed that possibility on the same show. It was then that Kimmel used the clip as comedic fodder on his show. Telling the audience that Rodgers should get a tin-foil hat and that he may need to go back into concussion protocol, Kimmel willingly opened the door to jokes.

So pathetic to see a comedian go from telling punchlines to becoming one.