Emails came flooding in to me that Jimmy Kimmel just announced on national TV that he doesn’t need writers to host the American Music Awards. But Kimmel is a member of the WGA. MONDAY AM: Here are Kimmel’s comments in context, as transcribed by an alert DHD reader:
KIMMEL: This is going to be a little bit loose tonight. I’m a member of the writers guild. We’re on strike. It may not look like it, but I’m striking right now in my heart. So I was not allowed to write the jokes for tonight’s event, which is good for those of you in the front area, but bad for the rest of the world who has to sit through made-up crap. So what I’m going to do, instead of entertaining you with my comedy, I’m going to entertain you with my little-seen dancing ability tonight.
JIMMY THEN DANCES LIKE A WHITE GUY.
KIMMEL: See, we don’t need writers.
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