Jimmy Kimmel has again tested positive for coronavirus, making it his second infection in a month. As a result, comedians John Mulaney and Andy Samberg will replace “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” hosts about two weeks after being forced out of office from May 2.
“I’m such a positive person, I’ve AGAIN tested positive,” he said. tweeted Tuesday. “I feel good – big John @mulaney & Andy Samberg @the isolated island graciously agreed to host @JimmyKimmelLive for me tomorrow.
The show host appeared virtually in the network’s early hours of 2022, where he poked fun at everyone from Netflix (“It’s really good to see them stooping to sell ads”) to Disney (“It’s our 100th anniversary, and we’re going to celebrate this milestone like only Disney can: milk the fish alive!”).
Kimmel announced on May 2 that comedian Mike Birbiglia would take over hosting after his first positive COVID test this month. “Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to),” he said on Twitter. “It’s ok, I’m double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on. Apologies to @TomCruise & @iliza and thanks to Mike Birbiglia @birbigs who will replace me from tomorrow evening.
Mulaney and Samberg were scheduled as guests for Wednesday, alongside Cheryl Hines and rock band Gang of Youths. On Thursday, appearances were scheduled for Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us”), Jessie Buckley (“Men”) and performer Franz Ferdinand. Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest, “Stranger Things” Joe Keery and Train will appear on Friday.