The pigskin comedian on Fox's NFL Sunday has landed his own ABC talk show, which starts in January and will follow Nightline (replacing Politically Incorrect).
SI: Do you have incriminating photos of Disney chairman Michael Eisner or is this hiring based on your amazing comedic talents?
Kimmel: This is a combination of my talents and ABC's ignorance.
SI: Is this just an underhanded way to eventually land a job on Monday Night Football?
Kimmel: If it didn't work with Dennis Miller, they sure as hell won't roll the dice on me.
SI: How much will your show revolve around sports?
Kimmel: Much of my life revolves around sports, so good deal of it. For instance, since my first show airs after the Super Bowl, I'll probably mention it.
SI: What sports stars would you like to have as guests?
Kimmel: Shaq and Kobe. Mike Piazza. Terry Bradshaw. Anyone in a collect phone call commercial, really.
SI: What's the one thing you'd like to ask one particular athlete?