January 25th, 2013
10:10 AM ET
Matt Damon takes over 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
One constant of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" has been the host's ongoing "feud" with Matt Damon.
Every night, Kimmel apologizes for bumping Damon off the show because "we ran out of time."
Damon got some revenge years ago, but until Thursday was never an official guest on his show. Last night, Damon turned the tables on Kimmel by tying him up and taking over as host.
Thus began what was essentially a star-studded roast of Kimmel, with Damon as the emcee. It was also a mini-"Good Will Hunting" reunion when Robin Williams showed up to help Damon with his monologue.
Cue card guy Ben Affleck, however, just couldn't betray Kimmel.
Meanwhile, Damon replaced sidekick Guillermo and band leader Cleto Escobedo III with Andy Garcia and Sheryl Crow (who debuted a new song on the show).
Guests like Nicole Kidman (a first-time Kimmel guest), Gary Oldman, Amy Adams and Demi Moore told Damon how much they despised Kimmel.
But it wouldn't have been true revenge unless Kimmel's ex Sarah Silverman showed up.
It was definitely a memorable hour of television, and Kimmel and Damon deserve some kind of award for keeping the "feud" going for a decade.
What did you think of the show? Post a video or comment below. And enjoy this video of Kimmel auditioning for Damon's past roles:
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that was super funny
its very sad.
That is SO much fun!!!! LOVED IT!
it doesn't affect peace....we have to realize that we need peace and we need to be civil. we do not hate each other...we may not like each other..but we do not hate each other...we can find the right path as 2 adults.
dafuq? The Sara Silverman clip is "PRIVATE" wtg CNN.
hurry waiting for u...
I want my money back for that POS movie "Promised Land"
Matt Damon? Yawn?
JOKES FOR SARA PALIN...I AM OBAMA...SHUT UP...
i am reading records now....
so the the palinwit crap is not funny to me....STFU....
film archives 06-09
So I'm going through the whole bit, right, and I come to the Sarah Silverman piece and I'm told "Sorry, this video is private"? How utterly tacky of her. I used to be a Silverman fan – that stops now !
he's cheating on me with john mccain..that's it...
Can't stand Damon as he was part of the "assault McCain/Palin" crowd, some of which still exists today. This is in addition to his unpatriotic view of why people join the military. It is no wonder why he ran away as quick as possible from Obama during Obama's second term campaigning, his movie ratings were plunging. No respect for the man as a person or as an actor, both equally horrible.
yeppers ...guys the tuna...
I have a bad feeling you truly are serious about this. For your own health you should leave the "assault Palin/McCain crowd" thing behind. Take it how you want, but I have a nickel's worth of free advice from my own experience. If you don't like celebrities because of their political views I can understand and respect that, but it isn't worth letting it get to you. Hollywood is 95% liberal by nature and if one can't cope with that then one might as well shut off the TV. While I too have my frustrations with celebrities and their views toward politics I learned in the 90's (right around when the movie "Primary Colors" came out) that it just isn't worth it. Hollywood is a fantasy land. I suggest watching movies and shows for entertainment only and appreciate time away from reality. Once back to reality, then we can face the same ole' same ole' in Washington. I'm a middle of the road person in politics but I can definitely see how it can be frustrating. Hope this helps.
Anyone who can't understand that Palin needs to be ridiculed for idiocy is deserving of their own ridicule. Right Wing crybabies deserve no quarter for the abused they have foisted upon this nation. The leasers of the revolution should have them all against the wall, in another context.
Jimmy doesn't know,
Jimmy doesn't know,
Jimmy doesn't know,
Don't tell Jimmy, cause
Jimmy doesn't know.
nastiest in the valley....
just give kimmel and the guys respect otherwise...hi and bye with that one–
we know the manager there...and she wont have to deal with the other bimbo that much
ben and jen will not allow here there entire week of production....
your an asset too business in general...what is she talking about...my view...agreed with jan...jealousy
end of story....i hope your not stopping routine...no need too
She really needs to stop the roars of laughter on the "other end"
your heard that too right?
kimmel is a dud
Like jimmy but haven't watched his show from beginning to end in years... Caught every minute of this show and laughed the whole way through.... Great bit
we have been laughing so hard for the last 3 hours....NO BARBRA STREISAND SONGS BEING PERFORMED.
geez i should get paid for this
Some of these comments really don't make any sense. "Never laughed so hard"..."Best show ever" REALLY? Don't see it.
I agree.Not funny to me at all.Don't really like Matt Damon tho.
Great, now Ill never get the "Im Fing Matt Damon" song out of my head.
Anyone would be an improvement.
Best show ever! Never laughed so hard. Hope they put this show on DVD. Kudos to Matt Damon and the writers.
let's head out and makeup a conversation so she can relay the wrong information too everyone and think she's a diva.
starta at liquor store and work your way down....next rain storm....kay?
this is one script, one actor. you really are a sicko
and what a glorious morning it is!!!
How can you HATE someone you dont even realy know. Matt is a great actor and careing person.I LOVE the show...GOD BLESS YOU ALL THANKS FOR THE LAUGH SO HARD TILL YOU CRY MOMENTS!!!!
i would 1 more hour and its over.
What a great bit. I never watch Kimmel even though I don't mind the guy, but last night's show really stepped up. A great bit. Anyone who thinks it wasn't funny because many of the people on it weren't slap-your-knee funny missed the point completely.
Verrry cleverly done. I was waiting for the bit to be over after a few minutes....couldn't believe they'd pull this off for the entire show. It's interesting how comments here don't much talk about the way the show was done, but about how much everyone seems to HATE someone. Woo-hoo! The more people we can trash, the better. Guess that's our culture, though, and we've come to expect it, sadly.
I thought the show was hilarious !!! But where were Pitt and Clooney??
What a riot. Loved Matt and the whole gang! Great job – don't normally stay up and ended up staying up too late just laughing Watched it again today On Demand. Kudos Matt and guests. Love you too Robin, keep giving the French a hard time; they earned it.
OK – I laughed out loud! This was hysterical! I wish I saw the whole show!
Go to ABC online, and you can watch the show in its entirety. It's worth it!
mmmmmm Andy Garcia yum!
Does anyone else feel Matt Damon is a creep?
Why, no, not particularly? What makes him creepy?
Hey Matt, I want my money back for "Promised Land". That movie sucked!!
If donkeys could act in movies, Matt Damon would be out of a job.
Matt Damon is the best
II'd rather watch just Jimmy. I hope this doesn't become a regular thing.
forever and ever.
When will Matt Damon go away?
I love matt damon he's so cute and cuddly looking
Let's see how long before Matt Damon skirts the new tax laws in California and moves his residency out of state. He really is the hypocrite people say he is.
Who loves themselves more than Matt Damon? No, not Matt Damon's mother....No, not his father....it's Matt Damon. God I hate Matt Damon.
Wel until he does, hes not a hypocrite at all. Hypocrisy is claiming to be pro-life while also being pro-war and pro-gun.
That's why he works for Ameritrade now. The Wall Street Occupiers he supported isn't in the news anymore. No he's no hypocrite.
I went to bed just as the show was coming on. Wish I'd stayed up. Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, & Fallon make you realize how played out & out of touch Jay & Dave really are. Ferguson & his stupid talking skeleton are freakin awesome
eg and dave are coming out us tomorrow night! kay?
eg and dave...the black gay couple right?
Who watches Letterman anymore?
i love tv.
my tummy hurts
hugs and winks to matt
I'm quickly tiring of Kimmel after liking him for 6 months - the interruption of unfunny people like will Ferrell and Matt Damon is quite unwelcome. And Lie Witness News was funny the first couple times, now it makes me turn the channel because they do it so often. It's no longer amusing.
Bring back Skype scavenger hunt and the kids with the lie detector.
come on now...push the button!
there is ncis marathon on this weekend..
Jimmy...I lost a lot of respect for you having this clown on. Matt Damon has never made me laugh and he sure didn't with this skit. Click
Go back to watching p*rn flicks starring your mum kid.
Got you..even lindsey would not do that.
II didn't find this as funny as some people. Maybe more cute than funny. I must admit I'm not a big fan of Matt Damon.
Matt Damon: why did you support the Occupy Wall Street movement and then signs a contract with Ameritrade (big bank) who is one of the brokerage firms who were caught lying to their customers and who settled with the federal government for $465 million dollars for misrepresenting auction-rate securities, as liquid, short term investments?
i just laughed the whole time. a treat to see matt, and his guests were great. every time jimmy tried to sneak up to desk was a riot. my only question, was that really demi moore?
Its not he color...its the fact that its wanted all the time...thats pretty nice. have fun tonight bluey sounds like another huge night ahead.
Absolutely Loved the Show!
i really get turned on by that dead silence from a computer after dropping the bomb...
I occasionally watch Jimmy Kimmel (when he was on later), decided to check out his new time slot. Boy, did I pick the right one to watch. Funniest part, Matt reading the cue card "Jimmy's a great lover", and then Ben coming out.
photo shoots and mem eating are real and true...nobody is moving...she deserves broadway
Ernest needs to do less computer and join a group.
didn't bash you boo..you need too stop the madness...
AIN'T DAT THE WOIST...NO I'M NOT MOVING..THANKS
The scene I can't get out of my head is Nicole Kidman grinding her cute butt into Jimmy's lap when she first walked out on stage. Oh, myyyyy.......
2 PHAT PHUCKS OF HOLLYWOOD
as long as there is a personal hatred and invasion...towards madonna
AIN'T NOBODY MOVING
as long as there is a persona hatred and invasion...towards madonna
AIN'T NOBODY MOVING
Very clever TV. Kudos to the writers for thinking out of the box
WE SHOULD HAVE AXED YOU FOIST.
"Outside the box" indeed. Hilarious stuff here, Kimmel is setting a new standard for late night television. See ya Jay!
spam? ain't nobody moving....singing everywhere yes...but nobodys moving....
nobody is moving.
he owes EVERYONE an apology-
more disk pics - NOBODYS MOVING....
I haven't watched late night tv since college because I simply didn't care. But I watched the clips from this and laughed out loud. The fact that they spoofed the entire show was hysterical. I can't say that I'll watch the show in the future, but this was quite entertaining. To some of you – "Lighten up Francis". If you don't like it, change the channel.
Matt Damon hates your guts...
Matt Damon is hilarious. Love him, love him! Best late night show episode ever!!
Best Kimmel show ever!
It was fantastic. Once I started laughing it was hard to recover. (I'm guessing that Jimmy and Matt are best friends.)
go look in a mirror....
"I'm f****** Matt Damon!...She's f****** Matt Damon!" LOL! This was the best feud on television!
...And then Ben as the cue card guy! LMAO! The episode was hysterical!
way too obsessed with madonna, she is NOT professional and a very bitter person.
she is of NO use to you–business as usual....she needs to go
Absolutely hilarious!!! Too bad they didn't play the Sarah Silverman video.
Matt and Jimmy did a fantastic job with the show. Oustanding job.
Yawn. Get a life, folks. It is freakiin TV. Pablum for pathetic sheeple.
wow – I bet you're a lot of fun to hang out with.
we will remain further away .–she's of NO use. she also appears to obsessed with you....
we stay distant
wow dude, do you kick puppies and yell at children to get off your lawn. Go rent a sense of humour.
Was one of the funniest ones I have seen in a while...It was great to see Jimmy get roasted by Matt and I felt they did a fantastic job...It is nice to see the show get changed up every once in a while...it defifnitely had us laughing which is great for the American soul..Great Job!!!
I agree. I watched the whole show and was laughing the whole time. great show
I love the show!
Two enthusiastic thumbs up! Still laughing this morning!
I only have one word to say about last night's Kimmel episode: Brilliant!
Oh, wait, another two words: "Again, Again!"
I usually DVR this show, but since Matt was going to be on the show I wanted to watch a few minutes. I ended up watching the whole episode "live". I couldn't stop laughing or stop watching. LOVED IT!!!
While I am not a Matt Damon fan or one for late night TV, I did watch. My wife came across th show just as Damon wheeled Jimmy out all tied up with duct tape and a tie in his mouth. That was funny enough alone given the "history" of the two. So we watched and laughed repeatedly. The show was funny, fresh, different and outside the box for a late night tv show. Did I mention it was funny? Particularly Andy Garcia as Damon's sidekick.
David Letterman and Jay Leno could take a lesson or two from that show last night. Not that I would watch, but they could learn something about real comedy. It was on display on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.
OMMGGGG this was the best episode ever!! Awesome! Matt Damon was incredible as well as all the other actors that appeared on the show. Brilliant idea...loved it!!!
and they are only in the 40's-
40's is pretty old.
ratings will flop
It was a hippie show. Dang hippies.
heads up–matt is one of our great actors and they have the best marriage ever-
comment was taken out...i have the original....there is your example of what they are.
Matt Damon is the most vanilla actor ever.
Gotta be the BEST late nite show in history. It was great!!!!!!!
If Damon and Williams were to take over the show for real, I'd watch it.
They cut the Robin Williams clip short. It ended on the air with him giving the tied up Kimmel a lap dance.
Love Kimmel's show. I find his show much fresher with more innovative humor segments and monologue than Leno or Letterman's.
Great late night tv by talented group of people. Damon great sense of timing. To another point about kimmel which needs to be aired upfront. He has a lot brass cajones to bad mouth leno constantly. First to address his pathetic sappy pleading few years ago when threat of possible leno move to abc late night show or rumor of letterman shift to abc network. If either happened he would be on backwater late night cable or self produced you tube video at best! He is so second tier late night comic. He will never attain leno letterman status with his childish sophmoric humor. Overuse of constant family and friends routine nice charity work but sad amateur hour at best! Craig ferguson jimmy fallon jon stewart steve colbert blow him away as hot talent for now and future shows! A b c made big mistake moving him to 11;30pm. Should have made nightline 1 hour show in ted koppel version and put kimmel at 12:30pm if at all. Still strong demand for serious news show on network tv of world and national affairs. Just my view!
I thought the performance was pitchy. Pitchy.
....hmmmmmm.... uhhhhhhhh.... hmmmmmmm.... what do you think Paula?
What performance? Was somebody singing? I'm a little tipsy right now. Mmmmm I think it was great. . .
so we can observe and make decisions.
I don't know, dawg. It was just awite for me.
Really really enjoyed this whole ending to their feud. The use of Kimmel being tied up and his faces to Damon's jibes was wonderful. Looking forward to more shows with Kimmel. I have only watched him occassionally through the years and enjoy the family friendly banter. Thank you for a creative and very different late night show. Disappointed that the Sarah Silverman video does not come up on line.
photo shoot - voted bad call.
A growing number of us are convinced that Sarah Palin is the only one who can heal and re-unify our country. But first she must return to her motorhome and resume her cross country tour. She will have to visit cities both large and small, being careful to speak only to real Americans, dispensing her sage advice and folksy, homespun common sense solutions. We can be a great nation again if we all follow the "Palin Path".
Heads down do no comment-thanks
I quit watching late night tv because I was sick of leno and letterman and miss my Carson (yes I am old). But I will start watching Kimmel because this is brilliant. Love it.
excellent show..great stars & damon rocks
Damon soldout years ago. A ten carat fraud, a Times Square Rolex...
when passing -
gave a thumbs down too damon
Matt Damon is a turd. So is Kimmel. It was a dumb stunt.
damon looks good...gotta make sure i have copies extra copies of his movie..
One of the best shows ever on TV. Matt Damon should sit in for Leno and Letterman when they bare on vacation. Damon is really gifted.
'NIGHTLINE' was funnier! Seriously. Nightline's opening segment made me laugh. Not the jimmy Kimmel Show. Kimmel show with Matt Damon was simply a procession of celebrities, no one displaying any comic talent. only Robin Williams being funny a few moments doesn't rescue this waste of time.
everyone displayed and voted thumbs down.