Last night Jimmy Kimmel released a pretty hilarious viral video on his Game Night special. It featured some of his famous friends. The video is a follow up to Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum's appearance on Kimmel's Oscar special. It makes no sense and that's kind of the point. But it is funny. The type of funny that have some saying Kimmel deserves to steal away Jon Stewart's Emmy this year.
The Daily Show's dominance in the Emmy category for outstanding variety series is unprecedented. The show has won every year since 2003. While Bill Maher is the oft-nominated-never-won Susan Lucci of this category, as Deadline's Cari Lynn notes, Kimmel hasn't even gotten that far; Kimmel's show was only nominated in the overall category last year.
But this past season was a big one for Kimmel. He moved up to the 11:35 time slot, now placing him in direct competition with Jay and Dave over on the other networks. Kimmel has long been making use of the willingness of celebrities to make themselves look like fools for him. In 2008 the show won the Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics and an editing award for "I'm F--king Matt Damon," his collaboration with Sarah Silverman and yes, Matt Damon.