Conservative commentator Candace Owens unleashed a barrage against purported funnyman Jimmy Kimmel saying that he has become the death of late-night comedy on network TV.
Owens was on with Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro on her show “Justice With Judge Jeanine” to discuss the previous week’s most idiotic liberal quotes.
As Conservative Tribune noted, one of the idiotic quotes was from Kimmel, host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Kimmel made a joke that a ten-year-old might find funny when he said that he would prefer a member of the Ape family sitting in the Oval Office instead of Trump.
“I’ve got to say, I would rather we had a chimpanzee as president of the United States,” Kimmel said last Tuesday night.
“At least with a chimp, there would be somebody to eat the bugs out of Rudy Giuliani’s hair,” he added.
They call this humor? Maybe in third grade.
Owens slammed the, uh, “joke.”
Responding to Kimmel’s “joke,” Owens told Pirro that it’s the kind of thing that’s ruining late-night comedy.
“Look, I would rather we had a comedian for a late-night talk show rather than Jimmy Kimmel, who gets up there every single night, cries, brings up his child, uses his child as a prop to get other people to cry,” Owens told Pirro, referencing Kimmel’s infamous Obamacare gambit. “So look, we don’t always get what we want, Jimmy. That’s all I can say to him.”
When Pirro said she didn’t understand “the chimp and the bugs and Rudy Giuliani” part, Owens chalked it up to comedic malpractice.
“He single-handedly ruined late-night TV,” she added.
“I really do believe Jimmy Kimmel does this. He somehow thinks he’s like a political spokesperson. He tries to be funny. It’s never funny. I think that has to be a fake audience. I don’t get it whatsoever.”
Indeed, it is hard to understand — especially in this world of #MeToo activism — how Kimmel hasn’t been removed from his show. After all, he spent years performing some of the most sexist “comedy” ever with his previous series, “The Man Show.”
But, perhaps it isn’t that surprising since he has become such a mindlessly reflexive Trump hater that the network is pleased to host him on TV. He isn’t really funny as much as he fits the network’s political agenda. So, the fact that he isn’t funny is overlooked in favor of pushing their political aims.