Jimmy Kimmel Has an ‘Intent’ on Retiring Before Writer’s Strike Shutdown


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Jimmy Kimmel is taking his leave from the late-night show. In his recent appearance on the first episode of Strike Force Five podcast on Spotify titled, “Five Late-Night Hosts Talk at the Same Time for the First Time” he talked about his retirement. The podcast was hosted by Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and John Oliver. 

Jimmy has intent on retiring right around the time when the strike started

Kimmel told his co-hosts of his retirement, “As you know, I was very intent on retiring right around the time where the strike started. And now I realize, ‘Oh yeah, it’s kinda nice to work.’ When you are working, you think about not working.”

Moreover, he cheeky responded to his fellow host Meyers’s comment of calling him the “Tom Brady of late-night”, he said, “I’m Tom Brady without any rings or any fingers.”

“I really was,” he added. “I think I told you that privately.”

Therefore, Fallon said, “I don’t think we took you serious.” 

Later on, Kimmel shared, “I was very, very serious. And then having the summer off. I normally have the summer off. You guys don’t get that. I enjoy getting summers off. I enjoy the fact that you don’t get them even more. It makes it all the sweeter.”

He added, “I like getting the summer off better when I’m getting paid to get the summer off.”

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! first aired in 2003. Previously in an interview with Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, he revealed his contract will expire in 2024.

“I wish I knew what I was gonna do,” he shared. “I have moments where I go, ‘I cannot do this anymore.’ And I have moments where I go, ‘What am I gonna do with my life if I’m not doing this anymore?’ It’s a very complicated thing. And there are practical considerations, and there are family and friend considerations and co-worker considerations. And eventually, I am going to have to stop doing this. I’m not going to do this forever. I would not be honest at all if I said that I have decided one way or the other. I’m thinking 

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