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Jimmy Kimmel Live finally returns to Australia on The Comedy Channel @Foxtel

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Jimmy Kimmel image source - ABC America

Jimmy Kimmel
image source - ABC America

Good news for late night TV fans with Foxtel confirming Jimmy Kimmel Live will finally become available on Australian Television when it premieres on The Comedy Channel.

Jimmy Kimmel Live will broadcast on The Comedy Channel Tuesdays to Fridays from September 22 at 6.30pm Express from the US. With Kimmel taking the early timeslot, The Comedy Channel has also confirmed The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air Tuesdays to Fridays from September 29 at 10.00pm.


The program is now in its 13th season has not aired in Australia for the last five years since it was previously dumped by The Comedy Channel. Since 2003 Kimmel’s guests have included President Barack Obama, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Amy Poehler and Matt Damon, as well as many more Hollywood stars, celebrities and entertainers.

The late night talk show is known for its massive viral video successes including “Mean Tweets”, “Lie Witness News”, and “Jimmy’s Twerk Fail Prank”.


The first week of Jimmy Kimmel Live on The Comedy Channel will feature guests Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, Lea Michelle, and LL Cool J among others.

Kimmel himself is a natural born prankster which is reflected in the humour on his show. He loves hoaxes and pranks and pushes them further than most people do, not even drawing the line with his own staff. As a talk show host, Kimmel pushes the envelope and is not afraid to take risks when sending up popular culture, celebrities and A-Listers, and seemingly doesn’t have any boundaries.