Jimmy Kimmel will miss Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Stay! after testing constructive for COVID-19, the comic stated. Mike Birbiglia will fill in for Kimmel starting Tuesday. Birbiglia has been a frequent visitor on Kimmel’s present and can be recognized for his roles in Orange Is the New Black and Billions.
“Our daughter introduced us covid (regardless that we particularly requested her to not) All feeling advantageous, I’m double vaxxed and boosted, however the present should not go on,” Kimmel tweeted. He then apologized to Tom Cruise and comic Iliza Shlesinger, who have been scheduled to go to the present this week.
Our daughter introduced us covid (regardless that we particularly requested her to not) All feeling advantageous, I’m double vaxxed and boosted however the present should not go on. Apologies to @TomCruise & @iliza and due to Mike Birbiglia @birbigs who’ll be filling in for me beginning tomorrow night time— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 2, 2022
“I have to be the primary individual to ever deplane a Southwest Airways flight and discover out they’re guest-hosting a late-night speak present,” Birbiglia joked after the information broke. “Sending like to the Kimmels. See you on the TV tomorrow, associates.”
This can be a robust week for Kimmel to overlook since his visitor roster is filled with A-listers. Except for Cruise, Parquet Courts have been scheduled to carry out on Monday’s episode. Mike Myers is visiting on Tuesday with Shlesinger and The Black Crowes performing. Ewan McGregor is stopping by on Wednesday to speak concerning the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ sequence, alongside Ben Schwarz and The Head and The Coronary heart. On Thursday, Kevin Hart and Hacks star Hannah Einbinger are visiting.
Kimmel will not be the primary late-night host to check constructive for COVID-19. CBS hosts Stephen Colbert and James Corden examined constructive, as have NBC hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers. Kimmel is ABC’s solely late-night host, and his present begins at 11:30 p.m. ET every night time.
Kimmel began internet hosting Jimmy Kimmel Stay! in 2003. In 2019, he renewed his contract by 2022. There was hypothesis about him leaving the sequence behind, particularly since he nonetheless hasn’t renewed his contract for 2023. In September 2021, ABC Leisure President Craig Erwich informed Deadline they hope Kimmel stays at ABC for the foreseeable future.
“To begin with, we need to keep in enterprise with Jimmy for a lot of, a few years to return. He is the king of late-night. He is the longest-serving host of any present late-night reveals,” Erwich stated. “He had a extremely nice 12 months final 12 months, beating Fallon in adults 18-49 for the primary time ever, so so long as Jimmy needs to be on ABC, we would like to have him.”
Earlier than renewing his contract in 2019, Kimmel stated he was contemplating leaving earlier than ABC executives talked him into staying. “I used to be severely contemplating – I do not know when you’d say it was actually retiring as a result of I would all the time do one thing,” Kimmel informed Deadline. “The job was a grind, however I actually do like Karey [Burke], Dana [Walden], and Peter [Rice], they usually got here in with… I felt appreciated, and that’s necessary even in case you have a job that individuals consider as glamorous, you need to really feel like the corporate is behind you, and I do, and that was a giant a part of it. Additionally, a variety of my relations can be unemployed if I stop the present.”