The BEST Episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Television Network's distinctive late-night talk show. The show features a diverse line up of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians and human interest subjects. Along with a light-hearted and recognizable cast of characters, a hip house band and comedy bits in Kimmel's inimitable style, the show additionally offers one of the funniest, freshest monologues on television today. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" often features elaborate, innovative stunts - such as having Quentin Tarantino guest-direct an entire episode, or building a state of the art performance stage in the center of Hollywood Boulevard.
#1 - 4/15/04
Season 1 - Episode 59 - Aired Apr 15, 2004
#2 - Megan Fox, David Cross, Phoenix
Season 7 - Episode 88 - Aired Jun 26, 2009
#3 - John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Crystal Castles
Season 8 - Episode 172 - Aired Dec 9, 2010
#4 - Terrence Howard; the cast of “Duck Dynasty”; Morrissey
Season 11 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 26, 2013
From "Dead Man Down", actor Terrence Howard; the cast of "Duck Dynasty", Phil, Si, Willie & Jase Robertson; musical guest Morrissey.
#5 - Vince Vaughn, Mike Tyson
Season 13 - Episode 34 - Aired Mar 4, 2015
Vince Vaughn, Mike Tyson
#6 - Wanda Sykes, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Music from A Thousand Horses
Season 13 - Episode 87 - Aired Jun 24, 2015
#7 - Woody Harrelson, Sara Gilbert, Bazzi
Season 16 - Episode 66 - Aired May 8, 2018
Actor Woody Harrelson; actress Sara Gilbert; Bazzi performs.
#8 - Matt Damon
Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 24, 2013
Tonight's guests are Matt Damon, Matt Damon and musical guest Matt Damon... After 10 years of "my apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time", Matt Damon finally hijacks tonight's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks!" and introduces his own Guillermo, his own band leader as well as musical performer, and brings along quite a few surprise star guests.
#9 - Jon Hamm; Dave Salmoni; Sons of the Sea
Season 11 - Episode 118 - Aired Sep 25, 2013
From "Mad Men" and "A Young Doctor's Notebook", actor Jon Hamm; animal trainer and zoologist Dave Salmoni; musical guests Sons of the Sea.
#10 - Naomi Watts, Reggie Miller, Carly Rae Jepsen
Season 13 - Episode 35 - Aired Mar 5, 2015
Naomi Watts, Reggie Miller, Carly Rae Jepsen
#11 - 11/9/04
Season 1 - Episode 175 - Aired Nov 9, 2004
#12 - Sigourney Weaver, Tom Bergeron, Randy Houser
Season 8 - Episode 134 - Aired Sep 27, 2010
#13 - John Mayer; Katie Lowes
Season 11 - Episode 123 - Aired Oct 3, 2013
Musician John Mayer; from "Scandal", actress Katie Lowes; musical guest John Mayer performs.
#14 - Bill Maher, Nick Kroll, The Lone Bellow
Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 7, 2015
Bill Maher, Nick Kroll, The Lone Bellow
#15 - Cate Blanchett, Ryan Phillippe, Joywave
Season 13 - Episode 32 - Aired Mar 2, 2015
#16 - Dwayne Johnson, Rihanna, Music from Death Cab for Cutie
Season 13 - Episode 51 - Aired Apr 1, 2015
Dwayne Johnson, Rihanna, Music from Death Cab for Cutie
#17 - Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special
Season 17 - Episode 167 - Aired Dec 16, 2019
Jimmy welcomes Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director JJ Abrams and cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Kelly Marie Tran, and Keri Russell.
#18 - Tony Romo, James Bay
Season 13 - Episode 42 - Aired Mar 18, 2015
Tony Romo, James Bay
#19 - Tim Allen; Kenny Rogers
Season 11 - Episode 122 - Aired Oct 2, 2013
From "Last Man Standing", actor Tim Allen; interview with and musical performance by musician Kenny Rogers.
#20 - Sir Paul McCartney; Patrick Dempsey
Season 11 - Episode 116 - Aired Sep 23, 2013
Musician Paul McCartney; from "Grey's Anatomy", actor Patrick Dempsey; Sir Paul performs a special Hollywood Blvd concert.
#21 - Howard Stern, music from Public Enemy
Season 13 - Episode 141 - Aired Oct 23, 2015
Radio personality Howard Stern, Public Enemy performs. *Jimmy Kimmel Live will broadcast from Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House in NYC October 19 - 23.
#22 - Chadwick Boseman, Chris Hardwick, Robert Randolph, Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo
Season 14 - Episode 64 - Aired Apr 28, 2016
#23 - Terrence Howard, Wolf Blitzer, Music from Bonnie Raitt
Season 14 - Episode 111 - Aired Aug 29, 2016
#24 - Rami Malek, Samantha Ponder, Gucci Mane ft. Travis Scott, Aubrey Logan
Season 14 - Episode 165 - Aired Dec 13, 2016
#25 - Shia LaBeouf, Sandra Oh, First Aid Kit
Season 16 - Episode 52 - Aired Apr 12, 2018
Actor Shia LaBeouf; actress Sandra Oh; First Aid Kit performs.